Wedding Cake Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi June 24, 2022 - 6 min read
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The Wedding Cake Strain

Inexperienced smokers may be overwhelmed by this strain’s potent blast of THC.

Wedding Cake is a powerhouse Indica-dominant hybrid, also known as Triangle Mints #23 (and called Pink Cookies in Canada). The punch it delivers is primarily a relaxing one, but some euphoria and uplifting effects manage to find their way into the high as well.

This isn’t the tastiest weed you can find, but most users find it induces extremely calm feelings without putting them into a stupor. Patients often choose it to help with pain relief and insomnia.

Wedding Cake won a Cannabis Cup in 2018, and Leafly named it its strain of the year in 2019.

Effects and Side Effects

It’s usually time for dancing after the wedding cake is served, but it’s unlikely you’ll be ready to hit the dance floor after a few tokes of Wedding Cake.

With THC content in the mid-20% range and many of indica’s classic effects (the strain leans 60/40 Indica), Wedding Cake hits quickly and hard. It produces a fast, full-body relaxation that is likely to land you on the couch for the duration. Some may find that they slip over the edge and fall asleep.

However, it probably won’t take your brain down for the count while you’re enjoying the high.

Wedding Cake induces a mild euphoria that can edge toward the psychedelic, along with a satisfying feeling that allows you to appreciate both the body stone and the world around you. In fact, many users feel this strain makes them feel like they’re “voyeurs,” observing people and events as if they were in a movie.

That overall effect can also provide relief from stress and anxiety, one reason medicinal patients choose Wedding Cake.

As a high-THC strain, Wedding Cake is most likely to be “too much” for newer users, and it may worsen anxiety in those who are predisposed to those issues when they smoke. In rare cases, it may cause panic attacks or paranoia, but experienced users are probably only at risk for dry eyes and cottonmouth.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 1/5
  • Creative: 2/5
  • Pain: 4/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 4/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 4/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Bottom Line: Wedding Cake is a potent indica that will make you relaxed, calm, and happy. It’s likely to improve your mood and possibly induce some mild psychoactive effects.

Medical Conditions This Strain Helps With

This strain’s mood-elevating effects make it a popular choice for medical marijuana patients dealing with depression, stress, and anxiety. It’s also used by those with chronic musculoskeletal pain caused by conditions like fibromyalgia, MS, and arthritis.

Wedding Cake can give you munchies, which is why it may help patients with poor appetites as well.

The Flavor and Aroma Profile

If you grab some Wedding Cake at your local dispensary and expect it to smell and taste like the fancy treat it’s named for, you’ll be disappointed.

This strain smells more like the outdoors: earthy, tangy, and somewhat like sourdough bread. When you fire it up, earthiness and a sour tang predominate at first, along with tastes of wood and pepper. That’s accompanied by a somewhat sweeter underlying flavor, giving the thick and rich smoke complexity and some sweetness – but a very different taste than real wedding cake.

Then how did Wedding Cake get its name? One common belief is that it’s because the flower is rich in frosty, white trichomes.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 5/5
  • Citrus: 2/5
  • Fruity: 2/5
  • Spice: 4/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

We’ve mentioned the high THC content in Wedding Cake, but that mention may not have been enough to highlight this strain’s potency. The average THC content in Wedding Cake is 24-25%, among the highest you’ll find available. Some producers grow plants even closer to 30% THC. There’s very little CBD in this strain.

The terpenes most prevalent in Wedding Cake are humulene (earthy), caryophyllene (spicy), and myrcene (herbaceous), along with lower levels of camphene, limonene, and linalool.

The Lineage

This strain originated in Southern California, but its origin story is murky enough that there are two theories about its heritage. Even the breeder that ended up selling the strain to the public, Seed Junky Genetics, has provided conflicting information.

The most prevalent belief is that Wedding Cake is a cross of Cherry Pie and GSC (Girl Scout Cookies), two very potent Indica-dominant strains descended from strains like GDP, OG Kush, and Durban Poison.

However, some insist that this strain was created by breeding Animal Mints (a 50-50 hybrid that acts like an indica) and Triangle Kush (a strong Indica-leaning hybrid also known as OG Triangle).

Either way, the potency and indica characteristics shine through.

Similar Strains

Other strains that provide many of the same effects as Wedding Cake include L.A. Kush Cake, Bubba Kush, and 707 Headband.

Wedding Cake: FAQ

Q: Are all of the “Cake” strains much like Wedding Cake?
A: Not all of them. But many are, and some are actually descendants of Wedding Cake. L.A. Kush Cake, which we just mentioned, is a Wedding Cake/Kush Mints cross, and Ice Cream Cake is a Wedding Cake bred with Gelato 33. Both deliver effects similar to their famous parent. On the other hand, Lemon Cake is a Cheese/Lemon Skunk sativa cross that’s primarily uplifting and euphoric, and Blueberry Cheesecake is a product of Blueberry and White Cheese that delivers an energetic, buzzy high. One thing most of the “Cakes” do have in common though: high THC content.

Q: Is Wedding Cake a good strain to grow at home?
A: Yes, if you can find it. Wedding Cake seeds are often difficult to come by, and many home growers end up having to find a clone. The strain is virtually immune to most temperature and humidity extremes, as well as mold and mildew, so it’s not challenging to grow on your own. If you want to plant outdoors, though, it prefers a warm, sunny, and slightly humid climate.