About the Wedding Cake Strain
The Wedding Cake Strain is an indica-leaning hybrid that gives it’s users a relaxing, happy sensation throughout their mind and body. IT’s also known as Pink Cookies and is a variant of the Triangle Mint strain. As you may expect, the strain is tasty and fun, but be careful, this is a potent strain.
- Sativa: 40%
- Indica: 60%
- THC: 17-24%
- CBD: <1%
- CBN: ~
Wedding Cake Strain and the Senses
When you think of wedding cake you think of pretty, sweet, delicious cake, with a purpose. That’s what this strain is. Overlaying the characteristic earthy, musky flavors of cannabis is the sweet fruity combination that comes from it’s sources, the crossbreeding of the Cherry Pie Strain with the Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strain. Sure, it doesn’t taste like wedding cake exactly, but it does have a hint of creaminess to top it off.
Think of it like the overly decorated earthy cake, one with flowers and plants on the outside, so you can expect a bit of the dampness and grassy, dirt taste that might have a little skunkiness to it. It does pack a bit of a punch in the taste, too. The smoke is harsh and stinging, but leaves a sweet creamy aftertaste. When you grind it or break up the nug you’ll notice a hint of spice and sandalwood.
- Earthy, Musky
- Chemical: gasoline, diesel
- Fruity – berry
- Spicy and sweet
The Wedding Cake nug is shaped a bit like a Christmas tree, with a thick stem and base. The large thick dark green leaves are offset by a mass of orange pistils and the olive curling leaves. To add to the celebratory appearance, it glistens with the silvery, shimmery, sticky coating of the trichomes.
Possible Side Effects
The standard warnings apply, so stay hydrated and take is slow, especially if you’re a newbie to cannabis. This particular strain is fast acting, and continues to deliver effects over an hour after taking it. The initial rush of a head high can be disorienting, so that can aggravate any tendencies towards paranoia or anxiety.
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Wedding Cake Strain Uses
This strain works to ease the mind and body, in waves, first lifting the spirits and mood, increasing focus, and then slowly relaxes the body, almost melting the stress away.
- Loss of Appetite
- Moderate mood disorders: anxiety, depression – this helps by increasing awareness and perceptiveness, allowing you to be “in the moment”
- Pain: calming spasms, tension, which is particularly effective for those suffering from fibromyalgia or MS
- Pain: chronic and acute
- Insomnia (at higher doses)
Wedding Cake Effect
The high starts almost immediately, with a rush to the head. This often gets your mind racing and thoughts becoming more intense. As if to serve as a distraction your senses are all heightened, allowing you to perceive more acutely, while easing in a sense of calm and euphoria.
This initial rush can be disorienting for new or sensitive users. The calmness combines with the happiness to form a giddiness. But it doesn’t stop there. About an hour after you use it, the indica effect begins, starting with a tingly warming spreading through the spine and out to your arms and legs.
But wait, there’s more. The wave of physical effects that are flowing over you, the high continues to grow and flow in the cerebral high, which now not only increases your tuning in to your surroundings, now you’re tuned into your body as well. This total engagement of mind, body, and surroundings is intense, and thankfully the delivered happy relaxation makes this all a good thing.
This clearly increases the creativity and engagement in activities that involve mind and body combination and is improves creation of art or exercise more exciting and engaging.
Growing the Wedding Cake Strain
It’s not easy to get Wedding Cake seeds, so your best bet is to get a clipping or cultivate a clone. This isn’t an easy strain to grow, so it’s not recommended for new growers, and even with experienced ones, it’s best done indoors because it allows for more control over the environment, which needs to be humid and moderate, about 70oF.
It’s still a temperamental strain so you may need to add a tent to help with the lighting and exposure. The plant is bushy, and may need to be trimmed to ensure the light reaches everywhere. Despite it being a high maintenance strain to grow, it’s still fairly hardy in that it can tolerate some weather changes, and appears to be fairly resistant to mold, mildew, and insects.
- Best suited for indoor growing
- Tropical environment (warm, humid)
- Flowering: 7-9 weeks
- Yield: 18-21 oz per square meter
The Wedding Cake Strain is a good one to share, just like it’s namesake. It’s a solid mix of sweet and tangy, and gives a full bodied melding of all into one, from the senses to the body, to the increased engagement between those partaking together. It’s a relaxing and thought provoking line that is strong enough to deliver a lasting buzz that continues to grow with time.