In this Cake Batter strain review, we’ll be examining what seems to be a phenotype of the widely accepted Wedding Cake, or Pink Cookies weed strain.
While deciphering whether or not Cake Batter is meant to be its own unique strain isn’t as easy as a simple internet search, it’s easy to tell that it shares its genetics with Wedding Cake/Pink Cookies.
So, should it be considered a strain of its own or is it simply a unique phenotype? Let’s decide after we dive into the facts!
Cake Batter Strain Genetics
Cake Batter is the result of crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie. The accepted cannabis strain using these genetics is known as Wedding Cake or Pink Cookies.
Traditionally, this strain is an indica-dominant strain with relaxing effects. But, the Cake Batter phenotype is more of a 50/50 hybrid cannabis strain.
GSC, the winner of many Cannabis Cup awards, is the perfect mix of pungent and potent, and has many well-known phenotypes of its own, including Thin Mints and Platinum GSC. GSC has spawned countless child-strains, like Sherbert.
Cherry Pie offers a long-lasting experience that fills the air with a sweet and sour cherry essence. It has spawned a few nice child-strains as well, like Black Cherry Pie.
The cross of GSC and Cherry Pie has gone by many names, including:
- Wedding Cake
- Pink Cookies
- Birthday Cake
- Cherry Cookies (an F2 GSC crossed with Cherry Pie)
- Cake Batter
All confusion aside, we are going to label the original strain as Wedding Cake/Pink Cookies and look at the rest, including Cake Batter, as mere phenotypes.
Growers looking to get their hands on seed stock are going to have a hard time. There are breeders out there selling Cake Batter as a phenotype of Wedding Cake, but it hasn’t reached the point of stocking online seed banks.
If you are lucky enough that a local nursery has Cake Batter clones available, this is your best option at the time of writing.
Cake Batter Strain Yield
Perhaps the reason that seeds and clones of Cake Batter are hard to come by is the fact that growing Cake Batter plants has been labeled as difficult and best reserved for professionals.
It does best when grown indoors under strict environmental conditions for thriving plants that can produce Cake Batter bud to its potential.
The original Wedding Cake leans more towards indica and produces bushy plants with nice yields of around 1.8-2.1 ounces per square foot of plant when grown indoors or upwards of 21 ounces when grown outdoors.
Since Cake Batter is more balanced towards sativa, it may grow slightly taller with a bit smaller yields.
Cake Batter Strain Flowering Time
Wedding Cake is said to have a flowering period of 7-9 weeks, but Cake Batter may mature in as little as 50 days. This is dependant on the climate and light exposure per day.
Forest green hues dominate the bud, but shades of purple can pop up if cold temperatures happen during the early stages of flowering.
The hairs are bright orange and mingle with the thick coating of milky white trichomes that magnify the purple tones present in the buds.
Cake Batter doesn’t mess around. THC levels are commonly found between 22-27%, making this strain a good choice for those who can’t seem to get high on strains with THC levels in the teens.
This one is probably best to skip if you are a newcomer to the world of marijuana or have been out of the game for a while.
Instead of anchoring your body down with sedation like Wedding Cake and other indica-dominant strains, this evenly balanced hybrid provides an uplifting euphoria and sense of physical relaxation and ease that can last for hours on end.
While the high lasts longer than average, it starts to take effect quicker than many other pot strains as well. Novices may feel a bit paranoid or uncomfortable with the potency and long-lasting effects, so take it slow with this one if you aren’t an avid weed user!
Cake Batter Strain Flavor & Aroma
The aroma is a complex mix of berry, vanilla frosting, and sweet and sour skunk that is more appealing than words can describe. The flavor is more akin to sweet strawberry and herbal fuel while producing an earthy smoke.
The terpene profile of Cake Batter OG is rich in Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, and Linalool.
Caryophyllene fights the effects of inflammation and is prominent in other strains like Gorilla Glue and Purple Punch.
Limonene fights stress and anxiety and dominates the original Wedding Cake and other strains, including Do-Si-Dos and Strawnana.
Myrcene helps the consumer relax and is the abundant terpene in strains like Blue Dream, OG Kush, and Cherry Pie.
Linalool also helps users relax and is found in strains like Zkittlez and Kosher Kush.
If you enjoy the mix of terpenes found in Cake Batter, there are other strains with very similar ratios. These include Wedding Crasher, Grease Monkey, and Original Glue.
Medical Conditions This Pot Strain Can Help
If you are willing to experience the high levels of THC present in Cake Batter, it does serve many purposes for medical marijuana patients. Here are a few of the many uses that Cake Batter can excel at:
- Chronic Inflammation
- Loss Of Appetite
- Chronic Pain
- Social Anxiety
Cake Batter isn’t the most popular strain on the market right now, but it may find its way to your local medical dispensary. If you suffer from any of the above conditions, don’t hesitate to reach for Cake Batter!
Final Words On The Cake Batter Strain
Finding Cake Batter seeds can be difficult currently. Many breeders do grow Cake Batter and sell the resulting bud, but finding feminized seeds or clones isn’t as easy as it is to find Wedding Cake, Pink Cookies, or even Cherry Cookies.
For now, try and locate some of this beautiful ganja at your local dispensary! If your local budtender doesn’t know what Cake Batter is, tell them to come to CTU and get trained by the professionals!