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If you are looking for a striking and potent marijuana strain, check out our Wedding Cake strain review, covering everything you need to know about this legendary strain. Learn about the mental and physical effects and how to grow this strain.

Wedding Cake, also known as Pink Cookies and Birthday Cake Kush, has a shimmering layer of resin, similar to creamy and sugary frosting blanketing a delicious desserts. Its potency and sweet-and-slightly-sour aroma keep users coming back for more.

What Is The Wedding Cake Strain?

Wedding Cake has a high THC concentration ranging between 17 and 24 percent. On average, Wedding Cake strains have THC levels topping 20 percent. This hybrid strain is ideal for high-tolerance users or those who need strong THC relief.

Wedding Cake’s blanket of glistening trichomes over its buds are made even more brilliant when paired with its pink and purple bud leaves. The bright green and purple/pink hues make this one of the most captivating strains. Its buds look like a sugar-frosted dessert and have a sweet and nutty aroma.

Experience Wedding Cake’s sweet and sour blend of aromas and flavors that add a fruity, vanilla, and creamy flavor. This strain’s popularity, complex aroma, and strong genetics have earned it numerous industry awards across various product categories. For example, it won 1st place as the Best Hybrid Flower at the 2018 SoCal High Times Medical Cannabis Cup

Wedding Cake won 2nd place in the Indica Flower category at the Seattle Cannabis Cup (Dopeland). It also won 2nd place under the Vape Pen and Cart category in the Oklahoma Cannabis Cup. It earned Leafly’s coveted 2019 Strain of the Year award.

Over the years, this strain's popularity has skyrocketed among consumers. In fact, its popularity grew by 100 percent in year-over-year search interest since the beginning of 2019 due to its energizing potency, sweet aroma, and blissful effects.

It also makes the ideal strain for couples celebrating their nuptials in style and with a dose of cannabis. Cannabis event and expo organizers across the country can help you plan everything from where to buy the strains and paraphernalia to setting up a charming and user-friendly bud bar with a budtender on-site to keep guests safe.


Wedding cake strain plant

Cherry Pie x Girl Scout Cookies

Wedding Cake’s origins are unclear and full of rumors and intrigue. Generally, users believe that Wedding Cake is a cross between the iconic Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) strains, but that may not be entirely true

Cherry Pie has an average 16% THC level and is a cross between Grandaddy Purple and F1 Durb. Its sweet aroma has sweet and sour cherry undertones. Cherry Pie has fast-acting effects that make users feel relaxed, happy, and giggly. It has been known to help patients with stress, depression, and anxiety

Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) has an average 19% THC concentration and is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. This hybrid strain is known for its minty, sweet, and citrus aroma. GSC is known to make users feel happy, relaxed, and hungry. It has helped patients deal with stress, depression, and anxiety.

Triangle Kush x Animal Mints

Breeder Seed Junky J Beezy from the Seed Junky Genetics crew has listed different Wedding Cake genetics for this indica hybrid. According to Seed Junky Genetics, Wedding Cake is a phenotype of Triangle Mints.

Triangle Mints is a cross between Triangle Kush and Animal Mints strains. The original Triangle Mints is a sativa-dominant strain with herbal, spicy, earthy, and fuel-like undertones. The Wedding Cake phenotype was produced with a mother Triangle Kush and Animal Mints pollen.

Triangle Kush is a calming indica with origins in Florida and named after the trio of Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville, which are major hubs for cannabis production. Triangle Kush originates from an Emerald Triangle female with pollen from a Hindu Kush strain.

Animal Mints is bred by Seed Junky Genetics and comes from a cross between Animal Cookies, Blue Power, and GSC strains. Animal Mints has a sweet and pungent aroma. Animal Mints’ minty and cookie-like flavor feels refreshing and satisfying to smoke or vape.

Wedding Cake Strain Genetics

Wedding cake strain

Grape Cake: Cherry Pie x Grape Stomper x Wedding Cake F4

Wedding Cake’s robust genetics have contributed to many new and exciting strains such as Grape Cake. Another Seed Junky Genetics creation, Grape Cake is a cross between Cherry Pie, Grape Stomper, and Wedding Cake F4. As an indica-dominant hybrid, Grape Cake is a stress and pain-relieving strain with grapey and grassy notes.

Guava Cake: Gold Leaf x Wedding Cake F2

Wedding Cake strain has also produced a fruity-smelling hybrid strain called Guava Cake by Seed JunkyGenetics. Guava Cake backcrosses a Gold Leaf phenotype of Wedding Cake F2 to produce the indica-dominant Guava Cake. Expect an earthy and slightly sweet aroma that’ll remind you of delectable tropical fruit like guava, grapefruit, and pear.

Layer Cake: Wedding Cake x GMO x TK x Skunk

Layer Cake is an outstanding and aromatic hybrid creation obtained by crossing Wedding Cake, GMO, TK, and Skunk strains. Layer Cake has a strong aroma of sweet berries and acrid notes of skunk. This indica-dominant hybrid is popular for its intensely relaxing effects on the mind and body. Prepare for a blissful and relaxing experience with Layer Cake.

Ice Cream Cake (Wedding Gelato): Wedding Cake x Gelato #33

Ice Cream Cake, also known as Wedding Gelato, is another Seed Junky Genetics creation made by crossing Wedding Cake and Gelato #33 strains. Full of trichomes, Ice Cream Cake features sweet vanilla notes and deeply relaxing effects ideal for nighttime consumption. Ice Cream Cake also features Wedding Cake’s mesmerizing purple colors.

Wifi Cake: Wifi x Wedding Cake

Wifi Cake is a sativa-dominant cross between the ever-popular Wifi and Wedding Cake strain. Smell hints of sweetness and diesel as you break apart its flower buds. Wifi Cake offers users a fast-acting rush of energy and relaxing headiness. Wifi Cake can uplift your mood and motivate you to pursue your creative endeavors or complete your to-do list for the day.

Gorilla Cake: Original Glue x Wedding Cake

Gorilla Cake is a hard-hitting strain created by crossing the iconic Original Glue (Gorilla Glue #4, GG #4, or GG4) with Wedding Cake strains. Its trichome-rich parents pass on their sedating effects and diesel and earthy aromas to Gorilla Cake. This indica-dominant hybrid strain can deliver a rousing dose of happiness and euphoria, perfect for stress relief.

Wedding Pie: Wedding Cake x Grape Pie

Wedding Pie is a Cannarado Genetics creation resulting from a cross between Wedding Cake and Grape Pie genetics. Wedding Pie’s strong genetics contribute to its pungent and fruity aroma with minor notes of lemon and gas. Wedding Pie offers a calming experience that completely relaxes the body.

Beach Wedding: Wedding Cake x Tropicanna Cookies

Beach Wedding is an exotic and alluring cross between Wedding Cake and Tropicanna Cookies. Beach Wedding has a heavy resin production and deep purple hues on its buds. Notice notes of spice and cookie doughwhen breaking apart the buds and inhaling the smoke or vapor. Beach Wedding’s high trichome production makes it an ideal strain for cannabis extraction or cannabis infusions.

Peanut Butter Cake: Wedding Cake x Peanut Butter Breath

Peanut Butter Cake from Backcountry Farms is a cross between Wedding Cake pheno #1 and Peanut Butter Breath strains. This strain has a flowering time of 8-9 weeks.

Dosi-Cake: Wedding Cake x Do-Si-Dos

Dosi-Cake from Archive Seed Bank is a cross between Do-Si-Dos and Wedding Cake. Both strains are derived from the OG Kush family. These legendary strains have a strong potency, flavor, and aroma. The result is a strain with THC levels reaching above 28%. Its aroma is a mix of sweet, fruity, floral, and spicy notes. Users feel relaxed but not sleepy with this strain.

Dosi-Cake produces strong and medium-sized plants. As the plant grows, it grows bushier and can be grown using the SCROG or SOG growing techniques. When grown indoors, it has a flowering stage of 9-11 weeks. When grown outdoors, it is ready for harvest around October.

Strawberry Tree: Wedding Cake x Dosi-Orange #9

Strawberry Tree from Anesia Seeds is a sativa-dominant cross between Wedding Cake and Dosi-Orange #9 strains. A lengthy breeding project focused on finding the best Wedding Cake mother plant to pair with an exclusive Dosi-Orange #9 clone.

Strawberry Tree plants are hardy and can grow large with high bud yields with a high trichome density for stronger cannabis products. This strain has aromatic flower buds with a fruity and strawberry aroma. Users experience euphoria and creativity.

Matty Cakes: Wedding Cake x Matanuska Thunderfuck

Matty Cakes from AK Bean Brains is a cross between Wedding Cake and Matanuska Thunderfuck. The result is a hybrid with a high concentration of trichomes and terpenes for a strong and flavorful experience.

Wedding Cake Appearance

Wedding Cake is a striking cannabis plant with bright hints of purple and pink and a high concentration of trichomes. Its flower buds are dense and fox-tail-shaped.


Breaking apart Wedding Cake’s buds releases a mouthwatering bouquet of tangy sweetness and earthy spice, which complement each other. Experienced users will notice a hint of OG aroma coming from these beautiful buds.

Wedding Cake’s aroma consists of a variety of terpenes, but the most common ones include limonene, caryophyllene, myrcene, alpha-humulene, and trace amounts of pinene, terpinolene, and linalool.

This array of terpenes is passed on from its robust strain genetics. Embrace its diesel, earthy, and floral notes topped off with an unmistakable vanilla aroma. Based on the phenotype you get, your Wedding Cake strain’s aroma may lean towards the earthy side or the sweet side on the other end of the aromatic spectrum.

Wedding Cake’s aromas capture its sweet and inviting nature. Some users compare its aroma to the smell of baked goods, buttery cookies, rich cake, and plain old sugary sweetness. Users may notice a hint of ginger nuttiness and a slight skunky tinge on the inhale. These aromas and flavors are excellent additions to edibles and meals of all kinds.

Wedding Cake Weed Effects

Wedding Cake is a high-potency indica strain that must be used responsibly and cautiously due to its high THC concentration. In high doses, its heavy and sedating effects can be too much for first-time or low-tolerance users. If you fall in that camp, take a small dose of this strain to enjoy its aroma and a lower potency.

If you can handle the pleasant and blissful intensity of Wedding Cake, you’ll experience a relaxing and euphoric experience. Let this strain take you on a mellow and bump-free ride to a state of calm and tranquility. Apart from the heavy body high that relaxes your muscles, you may feel a cerebral haze that makes any activity more pleasant.

Feel uplifted, happy, and stress-free with Wedding Cake’s invigorating effects. You may also feel some hunger pangs immediately after consuming this strain. Keep the munchies at bay with a snack platter of your favorite food and drinks. While Wedding Cake’s effects can be like driving a tank, small doses are manageable and offer a smooth ride.

Medical Effects Of This Strain

Due to Wedding Cake’s strong potency and irresistible aroma, this indica-dominant strain has been a favorite among medical users. Its intense and relaxing effects have been used to provide strong relief fromsymptoms associated with stress, depression, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and appetite problems.

Wedding Cake is usually used to induce relaxation and tingling effects throughout the body. Wedding Cake has been known to stimulate a patient’s appetite. As a THC-rich strain, it is beloved by medical patients for its potent pain-relieving qualities that help them rest and feel calm.

Wedding Cake Side Effects

As a high-THC strain it can produce adverse side effects when someone consumes high doses relative to their THC tolerance. Overconsumption of Wedding Cake usually leads to minor adverse effects such as dry mouth and red eyes. Anxiety and paranoia may be triggered in those who are susceptible to these feelings.

Where To Find Wedding Cake Weed

Exotic wedding cake strain on scale under microscope

Wedding Cake has reached mainstream status and can be found in various cannabis products ranging from traditional flower to concentrates and topicals. An eighth of Wedding Cake flower can run you about $35 to $60 depending on the quality. Wedding Cake pre-rolls offer a convenient delivery method and cost about $7 to $10.

In terms of cannabis concentrates, Wedding Cake can be found in flavorful and fresh live resin products for about $40 or up to $100 for premium live resin. Live resin products are made with flash-frozen buds for better flavor and aroma.

Wedding Cake concentrates can contain about 70 percent THC and a complex and rich aroma. Get a 0.5 gram Wedding Cake vape cartridge for about $35. Wedding Cake rosin runs you about $75 per gram.

Searching for “Wedding Cake strain ounce price” quickly yields a wide range of prices. An ounce can cost about $20. An eighth can reach up to $65. A quarter ounce of Wedding Cake can cost between $90 and $120. A half-ounce can go for $160 to $240. An ounce of Wedding Cake can be around $300 to $480 for premium and small-batch Wedding Cake flowers.

Alien Labs has a Wedding Cake ounce listed for $600 on Weedmaps. An ounce is $300. A quarter ounce is $150. An eighth is $75. The strain price depends on location, growing conditions, and other retail considerations. For the most part, users can find budget-friendly Wedding Cake cannabis products in nearly every legal state.

Nearly every major cannabis brand has a Wedding Cake product, so you won’t be struggling to find this on your local and licensed dispensary shelves or delivery service.

Most Wedding Cake flowers are sold by the eighth (3.5 grams) or higher volumes. This strain is available in tens of thousands of dispensaries across the country in flower, concentrates, and cartridge form.

How To Grow Wedding Cake Strain

Wedding Cake seeds were not commonly sold at major online seed banks until recently. Cannabis growers used to have to find a high-quality cutting from a mature Wedding Cake mother plant to grow a marijuana clone.

Today, some feminized Wedding Cake seeds are available for purchase from seed banks. Feminized cannabis seeds only produce flowering female plants unlike regular seeds, which have a 50/50 chance of producing a flowering female or pollinating male plant.

First-time or inexperienced cannabis growers may have a hard time with this strain's finicky growing quality, but experienced growers can produce a robust and potent yield.

Much of the difficulty of growing Wedding Cake is due to the strain’s relative mystery. The original breeders released little to no information on this indica strain’s preferred growing conditions. That leaves growers relying on their cultivation skills and experience and searching online forums for Wedding Cake grow information from other growers.

Wedding Cake strains can be grown in indoor, outdoor, or greenhouse settings.

When grown indoors, the plants thrive in a grow tent environment that has a reflective lining and high-intensity discharge (HID) lights. HID bulbs are used by commercial growers and provide more light intensity than CFLs or LEDs. Reflective lining ensures the grow light reflects back onto the plant and provides greater coverage.

In outdoor settings, this indica hybrid prefers warm and humid climates with temperatures around the 70º F mark. Some growers say that the strain responds well to topping, a high-stress training technique, but should only be performed by experienced growers.

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Wedding Cake has about a 9-week flowering period. This strain grows short and squat, like many other indica-dominant strains.

Under optimal growing conditions, it can produce a heavy amount of trichomes enveloping all its calyxes. Wedding Cake buds feature a foxtail or teardrop shape and feel dense to the touch.

When grown under cooler conditions, this strain can sometimes reveal striking pink and violet hues throughout its dense and trichome-rich buds.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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