Cake Mix is a relatively new arrival in the weed world, but it’s already been embraced by wake-and-bakers and daytime users.
This hybrid strain leans heavily sativa, delivering a happy, focused, and energetic head buzz that erases stress and often causes unexpected giggling fits before settling into a calmer, long-lasting high. There’s physical relaxation as well, but it’s not strong enough to cause couch lock or sedation.
The scent of Cake Mix is primarily sweet, but there are sour, gassy, and skunky notes underneath. The flavor is loaded with yummy vanilla, fruit, citrus, and nuts. Those sensory elements aren’t surprising since this weed comes from Lemonade, part of the Cookies Fam — and Cake Mix is a cross between their popular strains Wedding Cake and London Poundcake.
The word “giddy” is used way too often in cannabis strain reviews, but it perfectly fits Cake Mix’s cerebral high.
Soon after you fire up a bowl of this bud, you’ll feel an immediate boost of happy energy. Cares, concerns, and stress will miraculously vanish, and you may find yourself laughing (or at least giggling) at the smallest provocation. At the same time, you’re likely to find that your focus has sharpened, you feel more creative, and you’re ready to dive into work or your personal to-do list.
The physical effects of Cake Mix won’t stop you, either. The body buzz is relaxing, easing muscles and joints, but it’s not sedating. It probably won’t even make you feel like you need to sit down and rest for a while. This strain’s high lasts for quite a while, as does the uplifted and happy energy, and you’ll experience a slow, gentle return to earth as the experience ends.
Cake Mix’s energetic and focused high is well-suited to wake-and-bake or regular daytime use. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this strain in the evening, though. It can enhance sociability and enjoyment, whether you’re going clubbing, meeting friends for dinner, or just hanging out at home after work. The only time to avoid Cake Mix? Right before bed.
Bottom Line: Cake Mix is a great daytime weed, with a euphoric, energetic cerebral high that makes you want to stay active and engaged and a mild body stone that doesn’t get in the way.
- Energy: 5/5
- Creative: 4/5
- Pain: 3/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 1/5
- Mood: 5/5
There’s a small chance you won’t experience dry eyes and a dry throat when you smoke Cake Mix — but you should plan on having eye drops and water close by since those side effects are extremely common.
Much less common are the serious negative effects like dizziness, rapid heartbeat, increased anxiety, and paranoia that can occur when using high-THC strains like Cake Mix. They’re relatively rare but can occur in people who overindulge inexperienced users and patients already dealing with anxiety issues. Those latter two groups should all smoke with caution.
- Paranoid: 3/5
- Dry Mouth: 5/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
There are three groups of MMJ patients who love Cake Mix.
The first group is fighting chronic fatigue, and they say the strain’s energetic high is ideal for that purpose. The second group has mental health concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, and they appreciate the uplifting, giddy high that gives them the respite they’re looking for. Finally, ADD/ADHD patients praise the extra focus they experience when using Cake Mix.
Pain patients are mixed in their evaluation of this strain. The lack of a strong body high may prevent the complete relief needed by those with serious pain problems. But users say the milder muscle and joint relaxation help some chronic pain sufferers, and the intense cerebral effects seem to ease migraines.
Flavor and Aroma
The Cake influence of Cake Mix’s parents is clearly evident in the child strain’s scent and taste.
The aroma is sweet, full of vanilla, citrus, and nuts. There are some sour and pungent elements underlying the sweetness, however, including small amounts of skunk and diesel. The flavor is even more enjoyable, with fruity tastes mixing with the citrus and vanilla cake. You’ll also notice a little pepper, pine, and flowers, along with a lemony aftertaste.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 4/5
- Fruity: 3/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Cake Mix has much more than vanilla going for it.
Its average THC content is a whopping 24%. The weed you purchase may have a lower THC level, but since growers try to maximize potency, there’s a better chance that the Cake Mix at your dispensary has 25%, 27%, or even more. This strain also contains more CBD than most high-THC strains, between 1-2%, and it has almost 1% CBC content.
Myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, terpineol, and pinene are the major terpenes found in this strain, but there are smaller amounts of six more terps as well. That’s why there are so many interesting flavor and aroma notes in Cake Mix.
The Cookies Fam has the golden touch when creating weed strains; just think about GSC and all of its descendants, and you’ll have the picture. They did it again by crossing two of their own products, Wedding Cake and London Poundcake #75, to produce Cake Mix. Both parents are high-THC strains with delicious dessert tastes and strong cerebral highs.
Where to Buy Cake Mix Seeds
You can certainly find Cake Mix seeds online, but they won’t be from the Cookies Fam “recipe.” The breeding collective is notorious for protecting its products, so they don’t release seeds for sale through vendors.
Crop King Seeds, PEV Grow, and a few other vendors sell what they say are feminized Cake Mix seeds, but there’s no guarantee that they’ll produce bud with the same characteristics as the “real thing.” Keep that in mind when buying.
Parent strain Wedding Cake may be the best match for the flavor and effects of Cake Mix, but you can also try Lime OG, Prince, or Citrus Queen to come fairly close.
Cake Mix Strain Review: FAQ
Q: How long does it take to grow Cake Mix plants?
A: If you are able to find seeds or clones, you can expect them to take 8-10 weeks to reach the flowering stage, and it will be about another two-and-a-half months before they’re ready for harvest. If you’re growing outdoors, expect your crop to be ready in the middle of October.
Q: Is Cake Mix a sativa or an indica?
A: It’s a hybrid strain, but it leans strongly sativa (85%-15%).