Guide To Wedding Cake Strain: Everything You Need to Know
Written By: CannaRanda & Margo Amala
Wedding Cake strain is a very robust hybrid cannabis strain with an Indica/Sativa ratio of roughly 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. Wedding Cake is not too complicated to cultivate, grows tall, and can double in size once flowered. It is a favorite among growers because it produces very large yields and potent, fragrant, resinous flowers. When you can grow flowers that are dense and have such an appealing scent, it makes it a no-brainer! Not to mention the potency, as the THC content is consistently very high.
The Wedding Cake strain is understood to have originated in Los Angeles, California, when breeders crossed Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie to create this wonderful strain. Interestingly, the Wedding Cake strain is also known as the Pink Cookies strain and Triangle Kush Mints strain. We will cover all things Wedding Cake as you read on, why Wedding cake strain is so popular, why it has more than one name, what the most common effects are, how to grow it and of course, where you can buy Wedding Cake at your local best rated Portland Dispensary!
Why is wedding cake strain so popular?
Wedding Cake, originally bred by the Jungle Boys and has been a real ‘hit’ (pun intended) since the rise of popularity here in America. Cultivators and breeders began to see impressive THC levels, averaging at around 25%. This is a special variety as both strains used to create Wedding Cake have been consistently well-liked. Both Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies strains have strong landrace genetics, such as OG Kush and Durban Poison. As mentioned, the complicated, rich, and sweet impression makes it hard for the consumer to resist. On the other side, it is a fairly easy strain to grow, has high-yielding harvests, and the potent test results lead to Wedding Cake being a strain that cultivators find to be quite lucrative.
Right now at Urban Farmacy we have the Wedding Cake strain grown by Kerby Kush Farms. The current batch is testing at a whopping 29.5% THC! If you’re looking for a Wedding Cake strain at a local Portland dispensary, come see us at Urban Farmacy.
What is the Wedding Cake Strain?
Wedding Cake strain is a cross of Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. However, when researching the strain Wedding Cake, you may stumble across some other strains linked to it: Pink Cookies and Triangle Mints. There are claims believed to originate from Jbeezy of Seed Junky Genetics that the famous strain is actually a phenotype of a strain known as Triangle Mints. After the following research we concluded that Triangle Mints is actually a different strain.
Is Wedding Cake Strain and Triangle Mints strain the same thing?
A phenotype refers to any given cultivar’s characteristics and traits (the scientific term for strain). Common characteristics that would vary in a different phenotype of a strain are physical form and structure, the process of developing, as well as its biochemical and physiological properties such as the terpenes it produces, growth patterns, and the way the plant functions and defends itself against outside factors such as bugs or even viruses. So to produce a different phenotype of the same strain would mean that a cut or seed from any strain was produced in an environment that led the strain to produce other chemical compounds resulting in a different phenotype that creates different effects.
After much scrutiny, we conclude that Triangle Mints lineage does not fully line up with the Pink Cookies or Wedding Cake strain. In fact, the Triangle Mints strain is a cross of Triangle Kush x Animal Mints and referred to as Octagon Kush. You can find Cherry Pie and Girls Scout Cookie genetics deep in the lineage, but they are not precisely the same combination that directly links them to be the same. Here is a summary of Triangle Mints’ lineage and effects.
Triangle Mints »»» Triangle Kush x Animal Mints AKA Octagon Kush
This phenotype leans into Sativa dominant genetics. It is important to know that it is a fairly potent and heavy strain, so unless you are a senior stoner, take it easy on this one, or you may find yourself overly relaxed and not motivated to do much other than munch out. Otherwise, it has a strong euphoric effect, and some smokers report a nice jazzy but somewhat focused buzz.
Wedding Cake Strain AKA: Pink Cookies
Wedding Cake »»» Is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie. There are a few different variations and phenotypes, including the Pink Cookies strain. These strains are a very tasty surprise and provide a sweet, round, and cake-like nose with hints of vanilla and tangy citrus, which are due to the genetics found in the crosses of GSC and Cherry Pie. Both versions of the famous Wedding Cake are mostly an Indica variety and are cultivated pretty much anywhere: indoors, outdoors and in a greenhouse!
So why are these cultivars able to be called the same thing? Cannabis is one of the largest markets in the world where regulations and oversight have been lacking until recently. While cannabis proliferated underground during the time of cannabis prohibition, growers have been breeding cannabis strains and naming them anything they want. When trying to decipher the difference between similar or related cannabis cultivars, a person can do research as we have done. Another great way to tell the difference between cannabis strains is to look at the terpene profile. Not all cannabis cultivars will have a terpene profile, but if you know which terpenes work best for you, then that can be your guide for choosing cannabis strains.
What terpenes are in a wedding cake?
There are many terpenes found in wedding cake that create the intricate taste and multitude of effects—ranging from myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, linalool, and pinene. These terpenes, similar to essential oils, have a heavy influence on the different varieties of effects found in each cultivar of cannabis. Terpenes work in concert with the cannabinoids as they bind to your Endogenous Cannabinoid system.
Each person’s endogenous cannabinoid system is unique, contributing to the differing experiences people will have with cannabis strains. The combination of terpenes and cannabinoids in Wedding Cake strain tends to have a chill out feeling after even the most stressful moments. Wedding Cake can even elevate your mood or give your muscles a nice relaxed break. The following list summarizes the effects many people experience from the dominant terpenes found in Wedding Cake.
Myrcene is known to be the most potent terpenes found in Wedding Cake cultivars. This terpene is known to be relaxing and even can be sedative in higher concentrations.
Caryophyllene is also prominently found and is known to have a mentally relaxing and buzzy effect.
Linalool: You find linalool in lavender which is why lavender can be calming and relaxing.
Limonene: is a happy, uplifting terpene found in citrus, primarily in the rinds. As the name implies, limonene represents a lemony nose.
Pinene: can promote focus and clarity and is found in pine trees. It’s also known to be an expectorant and can clear up the lungs for better breathing.
Is wedding cake strain good for sleep?
Wedding Cake strain is commonly known to treat you to total body relaxation. Still, it is also known to be quite euphoric with a prominent cerebral experience, so some may find they might have to wait before attempting to hit the sack at the risk of a stimulated mind. All that said, there are a variety of factors that contribute to the sleepy quality of a cannabis strain, including but not limited to terpene profile, phenotype, genetics, environmental conditions the cannabis plant is grown in and most importantly your own Endocannabinoid system.
Remember that due to different biochemistries of one individual to the next, as we are all unique individuals that have different responses to all the varying compounds, one cannot claim the definite effects that one can receive. With cannabis, you can make a good guess at the effects of a strain with enough information, but the only way to truly know is to stop by our Portland Dispensary Urban Farmacy and try it for yourself!
How to grow wedding cake strain
Flowing time nine weeks or 56-70 days – average 63 days
These feminized seeds can be an easy strain to germinate and grow, just by using the damp paper towel method, pre soaking to allow roots to come forth for a successful germination. Keeping the samples at a temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit is best, avoiding dropping below that as they work best in that warmer climate. Many growers claim this to have a very high success rate and it tends to occur within 48 hours. You can expect healthy thriving tap roots that make a seamless transplanting experience.
The strain responds very well to stress and can thrive in not only high-heat environments, but colder environments as well. If you love the red, blue, and purple hues, during the flowering stage, you can reduce your temperatures to achieve hues in your Wedding Cake flowers. These purple hues are known as anthocyanins. Many people love seeing colorful cannabis flowers, and Wedding Cake strain is prone to these developing anthocyanins.
Doing this too early or too drastically can prevent the plant from absorbing nutrients as needed because it slows the metabolism of the plant. You must do this carefully with close observation, but when done right, it can also increase resin and terpene production. This is a process that should only take place in the later stages of flowering. Overall, the most basic growing techniques apply to growing the cannabis strain Wedding Cake. The plants tend to be hearty, the flowers are supple and resinous, and the yield is good.
With this all said, Wedding Cake is a great option for the experienced smoker and can be an excellent strain for growers, especially those just starting out.
Wedding Cake Strain For Sale?
Wedding Cake strain is a popular strain that you might find on the shelf of your Portland Dispensary. Portland’s top-rated dispensary Urban Farmacy frequently has Wedding Cake strain on the shelf. Check out our menu or stop by in person to check out our top-shelf cannabis. Urban Farmacy serves up your cannabis deli style, so you can see and smell the exact flower you will be taking home with you! Portland Dispensary Urban Farmacy also offers curbside pick-up and delivery to your door! We are looking forward to connecting with you!