In the world of cannabis strains, hype often makes strain names more important than plant quality. It happened with OG Kush in the 1990s, leading to a world full of Kush hybrids; it happened with Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) in the 2010s, leading to a modern cannabis market dominated by Cookies crosses; and now, it seems like customer demand, notoriety, and trending strains data may render the Wedding Cake strain the cannabis community’s next people’s champ for the foreseeable future. Here’s a little bit more information about this popular cannabis strain.
What Is The Wedding Cake Backstory?
Wedding Cake, also known as Pink Cookies, is a multiple cup winning indica-dominant hybrid that was brought to life by the legendary Seed Junky Genetics, who are famous for developing Gelato and Kush Mints. In addition to Wedding Cake, Gelato, and Kush Mints, Seed Junky is also in direct collaboration with Cookies mogul Berner on the newly released The Minntz brand, featuring the popular The Soap strain.
It is widely believed that Wedding Cake is a cross of the indica-dominant hybrid Cherry Pie with the world-famous G.S.C. (Durban Poison x OG Kush), formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies, however, according to Jbeezy of Seed Junky Genetics, the strain is actually a phenotype of Triangle Mints. Triangle Mints is another Seed Junky Genetics production made by crossing Triangle Kush with Animal Mints. Triangle Kush has the same genetics as OG Kush, while Animal Mints is a cross of Animal Cookies, G.S.C., and Blue Power, so in the end, regardless of the exact strains that make up Wedding Cake, it’s clear that Cookies genetics are at play in some capacity.
The speculation about this strain’s lineage is a perfect example of how information around most of the strains that blow up is often kept secret amongst its breeders. It took us years to confirm G.S.C.’s heritage as the Cookie Fam loves to keep everything internal. Seed Junky Wedding Cake follows much of the same path, making it very hard to provide any concrete information about its cultivation history and everything that led to the strain’s prominence today.
As far as appearance goes, Wedding Cake flowers, like any other strain, can look a variety of ways depending on who grows them and how. Commonly, the strain is expected to have an assortment of dark green and light green buds, wrapped in amber-colored stigmas that ultimately give the nugs a somewhat goldish-brown tint. This tint is completely buried under the staunchest coat of white trichomes possible. That said, some Wedding Cake phenotypes have also been known to express slightly purple accents, however, the flurry of trichomes remains the same. Because of that, Wedding Cake is an excellent strain for making concentrates.
What Is The Wedding Cake Experience?
The cannabis experience boils down to three main factors: aroma, flavor, and effects. Wedding Cake is preceded by its reputation for each.
The nickname Wedding Cake was originally given to the hybrid by legendary LA cultivators the Jungle Boys, because of its unmistakable vanilla cake frosting aroma. Unfortunately for most consumers, when we sniff jars of Wedding Cake flower, it isn’t vanilla cake that we detect. Instead, many consumers report a flat and unstimulating mix of floral and earthy notes that are backed by a somewhat sweet aroma that you can trick yourself into accepting as vanilla.
With a name like Wedding Cake, you would expect this strain to taste like a sweet dessert fit for celebratory gatherings, but it absolutely does not. Instead, much like its aroma, the Wedding Cake falls far from the expected. Typically, consumers who smoke Wedding Cake flower will taste earthy flavors from a thick doughy-like smoke that makes your mouth taste like a whole loaf of sourdough is present. Many people describe the taste as simply earthy and sour.
Wedding Cake has high THC levels with its cannabinoid content regularly soaring past 25% THC. Because of its high potency, novice cannabis consumers are encouraged to approach it with respect and use the “start low and go slow” approach. If you’re not a regular smoker, this strain will undoubtedly send you directly to the couch for hours on end. But if you’re a veteran consumer, how will it hit you?
With all of its complex genetics and assumed parents, in the end, Wedding Cake smokes like a straight up Kush. OG Kush was originally heralded for being an extremely potent hybrid that hits consumers with a long-lasting euphoria that will put a smile on your face and some relaxation in your body. Wedding Cake’s smoking experience is much of the same. Oftentimes, it can also make you feel uplifted, creative, and productive, so all in all, if you’re the type of person who consumes cannabis to open your mind, Wedding Cake could be the ideal stain for you. In the end, much like most cannabis highs, this strain leaves users with a languorous, slumped-over feeling that’ll have you stretching your legs across the closest ottoman.
Because of its powerfully relaxing nature, some consumers also seek Wedding Cake for help with depression and anxiety. Higher doses have been suggested for those who struggle with insomnia. Still, with all of cannabis’ healing properties, it’s important to remember that any medical diagnosis and treatment should be suggested by your physician, not the internet.
The Future Of Wedding Cake
Just like the creation of Haze led to Skunk, and the creation of OG Kush led to G.S.C., the creation of Wedding Cake may lead to some of our future crowd favorite strains.
Already, its hybrids like Jungle Cake, which crosses Wedding Cake with potent indica White Fire #43 are popping up. There’s also Guava Cake, which is a Wedding Cake backcross; the newly released Divorce Cake, a cross between Wedding Cake and The White; and the very well-known sugar treat of Ice Cream, a cross of Wedding Cake and Gelato. Though much of this strain’s past remains a secret mystery, its future is as clear as ever. This one’s here to stay.
About wedding cake: What a bunch of useless information. Why not run an HPLC lab test on the strain (cannabinoids and terpenes) to find out what it really consists of? You guys talk like your’e living in the past when good lab data was too expensive and difficult to get. Come on, get with it and give us something worthwhile. It’s 2020.