Birthday Cake, sometimes called Birthday Cake Kush, Wedding Cake, or even Pink Cookies, is a super heady indica-dominant hybrid that, when smoked, offers a very potent, relaxing high that begins with euphoria and settles into an extremely relaxing, ‘sit-down-for-awhile-and-hang-out” kind of high. If you love to eat birthday cake and would also love to try to find a smoke that replicated that flavor profile, try Birthday Cake. It boasts vanilla scented aromas and many say that is tastes sweet and almost buttery, with hints of earth. Due to it indica-heavy leanings, Birthday Cake is a strain that should be used with care and awareness of what you have left to do in your day. If you are in the middle of an important project that has a tight deadline or have hours of work left to do before you can call it quits, it would be best to choose a strain that leans the the sativa end of the strain spectrum, rather than sitting down with a bowl of Birthday Cake. Because, chances are that once you sit, you won’t be getting up anytime soon.
Birthday Cake is an elusive strain. It’s hard to find in dispensaries and around town, and is even harder to find being cultivated. We do know that, at this point, purchasing seeds of this strain is not a possibility, as none are commercially sold. If you are looking to grow Birthday Cake, try to find a grower who can give you a few cuttings as a take home prize. Because it is a hybrid, it grows well indoors or outdoors. Temperature requirements hover at about 70 degrees F or so. They love strong, constant sunlight and, since Cherry Pie is a more mold resistant strain, Birthday Cake should do well in sometime moist or humid conditions. Although there has been no precise data about Birthday Cake released to the public thus far, we can make some generalizations in terms of growth patterns and yields based on its family strains, Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie.
Flowering Time – ≈ 60 days
Indoor Yield – 12 to 16 ounces/sq. meter
Outdoor Yeild – 16 ounces or more
THC – 10% to 25%
CBD – 0.10% to 0.20%, but not verified
Sativa/Indica – 40% / 60%
It should be noted again that there isn’t a lot of information readily available about cultivating Birthday Cake, as it isn’t very readily available commercially. So far, this is a strain that is very much “on the down low” in the cannabis community, but is becoming more and more recognized as being a fantastic mood changer strain. We know that it produces resinous, fluffy yet dense buds that have orange hairs all over and look like there is a layer of ice covering them. High THC content means that these are some “sticky-icky” buds.
Tested on 10/22/2016 by CB Labs in California, Birthday Cake was found to have 19.48% THC and 0.23% CBD totals. Cannabinoid activated totals were 20.93%. Terpene totals were 10.45%, with its primary components being beta Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, beta-Caryophyllene, and alpa-Humulene.
Due to the fact that Birthday Cake has THC percentages anywhere between 10-25%, this is one of those strains that can be particularly strong. New or occasional users should take care when smoking that they are in a relaxed and comfortable space so that they can guarantee an easy and peaceful time. Birthday Cake is an indica dominant strain, coming in at about 60% on the indica spectrum. So, users will most likely note that they feel initial cerebral and sometimes euphoric effects that lead into feelings of heaviness, calm, ease and general well-being. And because there is a little bit of the sativa balanced Cherry Pie strain, users might even find themselves sharing in a good joke or two which might just make them giggle a little…or a lot. Birthday Cake is perfect when you had a hectic day and you just need to unwind, either alone or with company. Just a little bit and all your cares and worries will disappear, leaving you feeling happy, calm, and riding the train into relaxation station.
Birthday Cake is a wonderful medical-grade strain. It’s extremely high THC percentage and its indica laden profile make it great for analgesic and sedative purposes, which means that users suffering from chronic pain such as inflammation, migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic arthritis, etc. will benefits greatly from its properties. Users who deal with anxiety or depression will benefit greatly from Birthday Cake, as it is produces mood elevating feelings and can help reduce stress and bring about a great deal of relief. Users with sleep issues also note that just a small amount of Birthday Cake helps send them on their way to dreamland, where they sleep soundly and are ready to take on the world upon waking.