One of the things that I enjoy the most when smoking is discovering the different flavor layers and aroma profiles of cannabis. This particular strain took me back to those happy childhood days when my grandmother baked; I would patiently sit while waiting for the ultimate reward: the whisk dripping sweet cake batter.
If you were lucky enough like me and know what I’m talking about, then follow me because we’re about going through an evocative trip where the flavor is the main character.
What Is the Cake Batter Strain
The Cake Batter strain is a widely accepted phenotype of the award-winning variety Wedding Cake, aka Pink Cookies, one of the best strains for male arousal. Rather than being an Indica-dominant strain with relaxing effects like the original strain, Cake Batter is an evenly hybrid cannabis variety (50% Indica/50% Sativa) with balanced effects and an enticing taste.
Cake Batter Strain Appearance
Cake Batter plants grow slightly taller than the original Wedding Cake, leaning more towards a Sativa appearance. Thus, its dense buds are typically rounded, small to medium-sized, with a beautiful light forest green color. Looking closer, you’ll see amber hairs protruding from Cake Batter’s nugs while a thick light purple-tinted to white crystal trichomes layer coats them. Moreover, if you pay attention to the flower buds, you can appreciate a sea of green with purple hues.
Cake Batter Strain Genetics
Cake Batter has interesting facts about its genetics. Although it is the result of crossing the infamous Mr. Sherbinski’s Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, the accepted cannabis strain using these genetics is Wedding Cake.
The multiple award-winner Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) is the perfect mix of pungent and potent. It is the genetic offspring of Durban Poison and OG Kush. On its own, it has many well-known phenotypes such as Thin Mints and Platinum GSC.
On the other hand, Cherry Pie offers long-lasting, relaxing effects and a pleasing aroma that resembles a homemade sour cherry pie. It has spawned countless fragrant cherry child-strains, like Black Cherry Pie and Cherry Pineapple.
Besides Cake Batter, this tantalizing cross has other known phenotypes, including Birthday Cake and Cherry Cookies (an F2 GSC crossed with Cherry Pie).
The Cake Batter strain’s THC levels are commonly found between 22-25% but depending on the cultivation methods used, its crystal trichomes’ coat can produce THC levels up to 27%. Undoubtedly, Cake Batter is a good choice for experienced smokers and those with high THC tolerance.
Apart from this, test results have scored a CBD content below 2% and at least 1% of CBG. If you’re a newcomer to the cannabis world, we recommend not overindulging with this hard-hitting strain. Take one to two drags, sit back and enjoy the following effects and flavor layers.
Cake Batter Strain Effects
Thanks to its top-notch lineage, the Cake Batter strain provides an intense cerebral buzz and a delightful sense of pure euphoria. Just after a few drags, its Sativa side quickly boosts your mental clarity, focus, and creativity. Afterward, your mood will improve, turning you chatty and giggly.
Then, its Indica effects, along with the relaxing properties of Caryophyllene and Myrcene, present in high concentrations in this phenotype, take the lead but without mooring your body down with sedation like the original Wedding Cake. Without a doubt, you’ll be dripping off all your stress and anxiety, leaving you in a stable, calmed state of mind and physical relaxation.
The presence of therapeutic terpenes, paired with the high-THC level and long-lasting effects of the delicious Cake Batter strain, can help those suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress. On the other hand, this popular strain is useful for treating nausea and appetite loss. Also, users recommend this Wedding Cake’s phenotype for treating muscle spasms, chronic pain, and inflammation due to its high B-Caryophyllene levels.
Avid smokers recommend bringing some eye drops and having some drinks ready because Cake Batter produces dry, red eyes and cottonmouth as side effects. As we mentioned before, novices should smoke this strain nice and slow, taking drags at 10 to 15 minutes intervals, as they might experience paranoia or feel uncomfortable with its potency and long-lasting effects.
Cake Batter Strain Reported Flavors
Besides giving a crystallized look, the enticing Cake Batter’s glandular trichomes emanate a creamy, sweet aroma led by fruity-berry notes, nutty nuances with a warm vanilla touch. When combusted, the skunky, dank, earthy kush overtones from its grandparent OG Kush come forward while hints of spice, pepper, and herbs that garnish this complex profile. Finally, a burst of diesel will hit your taste buds to balance the sugary side of the strain, leaving you set and prepared to get another sweet drag.
The original breeders of this dessert strain took this project seriously when trying to evocate the tempting flavors of a cake batter. The high concentrations of Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Limonene, terpinolene, and Linalool are crucial to the signature flavor profile of the Cake Batter strain. You can blame these fragrant terpenes for transporting you to that joyful moment where you were handed a whisk full of sweet, creamy delightfulness.
Where to Buy Cake Batter Strain
Cake Batter has become popular among dessert strains. You can find it in local dispensaries across the West Coast, like WHTC. If you live in Studio City, California, you can visit their physical pre-ICO dispensary or order online.
As a result of a multi-year breeding project, Joke’s up developed their own Cake Batter strain, achieved with the best cake varieties built up and bred with their Runtz male. In addition, Gas House Store sells Joke’s Up’s Cake Batter online and delivers worldwide.
Cake Batter Strain Growing Information
Contrary to Wedding Cake, which has a flowering period of 8-9 weeks, Cake Batter matures in 45-50 days. Nevertheless, this may vary depending on the climate and light exposure per day. If cold temperatures happen during the early stages of flowering, shades of purple will dominate over forest green hues.
The hybrid nature of the Cake Batter strain allows growers to cultivate this phenotype both indoors and outdoors. This popular strain is mold and bug resistant and grows better under a Mediterranean-like climate, with daytime temperatures between 70 and 77 Fahrenheit. Alternatively, connoisseurs can grow Cake Batter’s plants indoors under strict environmental conditions to achieve an average yield of eighteen ounces per square meter. Outdoor plants can yield upwards of twenty ounces per plant for late October.
If you’re looking for Cake Batter’s seeds to grow your plants, you may have a hard time. Growers have been labeled this strain as a demanding plant, difficult to cultivate, and best reserved for professionals. For this reason, seeds and clones of this variety are almost impossible to find.
If you fail your Cake Batter’s quest, we got your back. We have come with two top-quality solutions for you. First, we have Cherry Blossom, a true Indica goddess with a stellar lineage. This strain is sweet, floral, and fruity but balanced with fresh pine notes and sour citrus nuances like the Cake Batter strain. Its set of effects will alleviate any discomfort while keeping the clarity of your mind.
Nonetheless, if you enjoy the kushy overtones of this phenotype more, Bubba Kush is for you. Rather than fruity, our high-CBD variety has a rich earthy taste with top notes of dark chocolate and coffee. It is the perfect flower for taking a break and bringing calm to your day. Are you still not sure? Try our 1.2 gr pre-rolled joint, and you won’t be disappointed.