About this Hybrid Strain
The buds produced by Wedding Cake smell peppery, with a spicy sourness that complements the earthy tones in its aroma. This strain is also sold as “Pink Cookies,” so keep an eye out for its alternative moniker. Wedding Cake genetics come from crossing the cannabis strain Cherry Pie and GSC.
When burned, this cannabis plant tastes a bit more pungent than its scent would indicate, though the sweet earthy qualities still carry through.
The high from this strain is incredibly uplifting yet relaxing, providing a burst of energy even as it soothes the mind into a state of relative calm. Given time, this heady effect spreads to the body – especially the stomach – stimulating appetite and triggering an intense case of the munchies. Medical consumers report using Wedding Cake to treat depression, chronic pain, arthritis, inflammation, daily stress, and cramps. Higher doses may cause couch-lock, making this a versatile strain that can treat insomnia, too.
Possible side effects from Wedding Cake include dry mouth and lightheadedness.
Although weddings are a celebration of love, many of us don’t start having a good time until the reception, when music and drinks — but rarely cannabis — come out. That could change after this month’s Cannabis Wedding Expo in Lafayette, which will teach soon-to-be-couples how to tastefully incorporate the plant into their plans. Expo organizers should definitely tell attendees about Wedding Cake, a sinfully delicious indica fit for the after-party, if not the nuptials themselves.
Add Wedding Cake to a long list of potent indica-dominant hybrids bred from Girl Scout Cookies, which in this case was crossed with Cherry Pie for a true night-time delicacy. It’s highly advised that you don’t touch this strain until after the sun goes down and dinner is cooked, because this slice of dessert will be the final thing you consume before hitting the hay. The last time I remember getting hit as hard was my first few experiences with Bubba Kush, which was gritty but surprisingly sweet, and lulled me to sleep after an hour of drooling. While Bubba Kush’s mocha and hash flavors make for a tasty way to the end the day, Wedding Cake’s cheese Danish notes are a welcome addition to the after-hours menu.
Wedding Cake’s debilitating effects might surprise you after seeing a strong sativa influence just a couple of steps up the family tree. Durban Poison, a pure sativa, and Chemdawg are ancestral strains of both Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, which technically makes Wedding Cake a strain of incest.
Wedding Cake is distinguished by its very large and colorful flowers. The chunky, globular nuggets adhere in a dense, indica-typical bud structure, with tightly curling leaves. The leaves themselves are an earthy green to brown. They are threaded through with orange hairs, which are actually pistils, meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants. A high concentration of trichomes gives this strain its high THC levels as well as an incredibly sticky texture. Wedding Cake’s buds are as aromatically striking as they are visually impressive. When properly cured, they smell vegetal: damp and mossy with just a hint of citrus. Hanging out underneath is a skunky funk that betrays the influence of grandparent strain OG Kush, while breaking up or grinding the buds gives off notes of spicy sandalwood. When combusted, Wedding Cake may be harsh, stinging smokers’ sinuses or throats with its acrid smoke. It tastes sweet and rich on the exhale, with a super subtle creamy mouthfeel that some might compare to the taste of cake.me might compare to cake.
This strain’s high starts relatively quickly, taking hold primarily in the head. Users may find their thoughts to be more fast-paced or intense, and may perceive their surroundings more acutely. In the right set and setting, this change in thinking is accompanied by feelings of giddiness or euphoria. Less than an hour into the high, Wedding Cake’s indica side kicks in. Smokers might feel increased warmth and a pleasant heaviness that spreads through the spine and limbs. Even in the midst of this sedation, though, cerebral stimulation continues, allowing users to feel uniquely “tuned in” to their surroundings. This holistic combination of mental and physical effects lends itself to complex activities like creating art, exercising, and even sex. As the high progresses, so does this strain’s body high — after a few bowls, smokers may find themselves couchlocked.
Wedding Cake may also be of use to medical cannabis patients. Its tendency to bring about feelings of perceptiveness can aid those with mild to moderate stress, anxiety, and depression, helping them feel more “in the moment.” Because this strain leaves users lucid and levelheaded, it can also help those with attention deficit disorders to focus on specific tasks. Wedding Cake’s gradual waves of physical relaxation can soothe both temporary and chronic aches and pains and, in high enough doses, can bring about relief for insomnia. Finally, it can be a potent appetite stimulant for those who have lost their hunger to disease, medication, or chemotherapy.
Whether it’s billed as Wedding Cake or Pink Cookies, seeds of this strain do not seem to be available for commercial sale. Prospective growers will need to obtain cuttings from mature plants in order to grow genetically identical “clones.” It is said to be a temperamental plant, and not the best choice for novice growers. Detailed information on Wedding Cake’s cultivation is not readily available, but, like many hybrids, it can be grown in controlled indoor conditions or outdoors in warm, humid climates with average temperatures in the 70-degree Fahrenheit range. We also know that parent strain Cherry Pie is particularly mold resistant, a characteristic that may carry over to some phenotypes of this strain. Wedding Cake offers growers a moderate yield for their efforts.
While some married couples indulge in a piece of their frozen wedding cake on a first anniversary, a few tokes of Wedding Cake would be just as satisfying. Rich and relaxing, it can stoke emotion and passion – and fortunately, it’s not such a knockout that it’ll prevent you from enjoying a little bit of intimacy.