Wedding Cake Strain: The Effects, Benefits, & What to Know |

Wedding Cake Strain: Everything To Know

This post is part of our Best Dispensary in Los Angeles series, sponsored by Cannabist and Project Cannabis.

If you haven’t heard of the Wedding cake weed strain yet, you’re missing out! But not for long–you’re about to get the full low down on this wildly popular strain, which originated from Los Angeles-based breeders called the Jungle Boys, though some have speculated that the true origin remains a mystery. The sweet vanilla sugar cookie scent and the frosted appearance of the trichomes on the flower buds are reminiscent of…you guessed it…wedding cake–which is exactly how it earned its name.


What is Wedding Cake?

So what exactly is Wedding Cake, you ask? This sweet, peppery, earthy marijuana strain is a cross between the extremely well-liked strain Girl Scout Cookies–a masterful blend of OG Kush and Durban Poison–and Cherry Pie–the child of Granddaddy Purple and F1 Durb. Needless to say, the flavor profile is pleasant, well-rounded, and packs a subtle punch. Wedding Cake was named Leafly Strain of the Year in 2019 and ranked as the #1 best selling strain in California, which speaks for itself on why it is so sought after.

Wedding Cake THC buds have a light green to deep forest green color with light purple and pink undertones. The buds are defined by their sugary crystals and highly dense, fluffy appearance, which yields a consistently large amount of resin. It is a highly potent strain with THC levels often reaching above 25-27%. While a hybrid, Wedding Cake is indica-dominant, containing 80% indica and 20% sativa, though it doesn’t cause as much lethargy as other indica strains.  It’s also fast-acting, so effects will start to kick in pretty strong in a short span of time–starting in your mind and coming more into your body as time passess, giving you a delightful yet subtle tingle in your physical body.

There are a couple distinct variations and phenotypes of the Wedding Cake strain–such as the Pink Cookies strain–though all strains are finger-licking good and sweet to the scent, tangy citrus to the taste. Pink Cookies variety boasts notes of vanilla and tanginess from the Cherry Pie. 

Wedding Cake Strain Effects

Wedding Cake weed has several diverse effects that are magnificent for some, but can be overwhelming for others, especially low tolerance tokers. Some consider Wedding Cake to be a deceptive strain, as it is primarily indica, but when the high first comes on, users experience more sativa-like effects that excite and enliven. Notable effects include an energetic buzz, increased motivation, a relaxed body high, boosted mood, and burst of giggles. Typically Wedding Cake lovers gravitate toward the strain due to the well-balanced experience it provides, but of course everybody reacts differently. 

Aromas and Flavors of Wedding Cake

The name doesn’t lie, Wedding Cake smells like a creamy and sweet cake, with subtle hints of lemon and pine. Interestingly enough, it tastes more sour than it smells, due to the eclectic array of terpenes in the strain. A pepperiness can also be tasted. A smooth vanilla sweetness with a rich and tangy, slightly earthy punch, gives consumers a versatile flavor profile that stimulates and satisfies the olfactory receptors. 

THC Content in Wedding Cake

THC levels are high for this strain, with an average of 25-27% THC content. It is also primarily indica, though some variations contain anywhere from 80-60% indica, and 20-40% sativa.

Common Uses of the Wedding Cake Strain

Wedding Cake Strain

There are loads of uses for the Wedding Cake strain as many users find tons of benefits consuming it. For starters, it wipes away stress and can relieve any built up tension in the body and mind. It is used to access a calming state, ease anxiety, and reduce pain, especially pain caused by arthritis and nerve damage. 

Other notable reasons weed enthusiasts opt for Wedding Cake is the full body high it produces, and with it increased giddiness and relaxation. Users note that consuming the strain can ignite motivation to do activities and get tasks done, as well as amplifying emotions, enhancing passion and desire for intimacy. It is a quite potent strain, known to heighten the senses, especially taste, which in tandem with its appetite-inducing effects make for a great pre-dinner drug of choice to make your meal all the more delicious and satisfying.

Aside from being a generally pleasant plant to consume, Wedding Cake is a solid option for those suffering from sleep issues or extensive high energy. Being indica-dominant, the sedative effects can come on in the latter half of the high, sending you into a state of deep relaxation or even sleep. If you are on medications that suppress your appetite or make you nauseous, consuming Wedding Cake can help increase your appetite and tone down the nausea

Benefits of the Wedding Cake Strain

As you can see from common uses for Wedding Cake, there are believed to be loads of benefits of ingesting, inhaling, applying, or smoking the plant. It can help you find a better peace of mind, as it provides an arousing, giggly mindset and it’s great to enhance social settings by enhancing your mood and making you more talkative–perfect for mingling. 

The high from Wedding Cake is known to transition from a high energy state in the mind to a more relaxing feeling in the body. You really can’t go wrong with this robust strain if you are looking for a way to ease the body and mind yet feel uplifted and euphoric, too. Because it is high THC content, those who have high anxiety are suggested to avoid use. 

Wedding Cake Terpenes

Terpenes have a major influence on the different varieties of effects in each strain of cannabis, and are also responsible for the aroma and taste. Terpenes work in tandem with the cannabinoids, binding to your endogenous cannabinoid system, which creates your high and affects your physical and mental state. That is why it is important to know what types of terpenes are in the strains you smoke. 

The terpenes found in Wedding Cake include Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Limonene, Alpha-Humulene, Pinene, and Linalool. Of all the terpenes, Myrcene is the most potent in Wedding Cake, and it is believed to have relaxing and sedative effects, especially in higher concentrations. Beta-Caryophyllene is also quite prominent in this strain, responsible for a spicy floral and earthy, black peppery flavor profile. This terpene is said to produce a slight buzzy effect for the mind, but be relaxing for the body, and  believed to help with inflammation and easing joint pain. 

Limonene–responsible for the citrusy scent–produces happy and uplifting effects. Alpha-humulene, found in basil and clove, have a strange hoppy smell, and offer anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Pinene–found in pine trees–helps with respiratory relief and can clear up your lungs to promote better air flow and help you breathe right. Linalool is another terpene found in Wedding Cake, which can also be found in lavender and basil. Similarly to lavender, Linalool produces calming effects and decreases anxious thoughts. 

Wedding Cake Grow Information

This particular strain can be grown successfully pretty much anywhere–indoors, outdoors, greenhouses, your makeshift grow op in your closet–you name it! Not only is it easy to grow, but it also has a high-yielding harvest that is wildly aromatic and visually appealing. Wedding Cake strain’s potency makes, smell, taste, appearance, and effects make for a very lucrative product that truly sells itself. 

If you plan to grow this strain indoors, expect your plant to flower in as little as 8-9 weeks. The best temperature for growing Wedding Cake is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so if you live in a fairly warm climate then outside might be your best option for growing. The plant also takes well to humidify, so bear that in mind. The ease of cultivation makes this great for first time growers to experiment with.

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Finding CBD in San Francisco


Now that you know the ins and outs of the ever so popular and potent Wedding Cake strain, we know that you’re eager to get your hands on it. Thankfully, this strain isn’t hard to find in your local dispensary. ProjCan in North Hollywood offers a few quality products derived from the Wedding Cake strain including Lost Farm’s Kiva cannabis infused gummies in the Raspberry x Wedding Cake flavor, Wedding Cake live resin vapes from West Coast Cure and Kurvana, and fresh flower buds and pre rolls from Pacific Stone. Remember to approach with caution if you are new to trying the strain, and have some snacks on hand in case those munchies start to kick in!

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