Birthday Cake, also known “Birthday Cake Kush,” is an indica-dominant hybrid with strong body effects and sweet cake-like flavor. As decadent as its Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie parent strains, Birthday Cake buds bloom with a crystalline icing of THC-rich resin. Like any dessert, Birthday Cake is the perfect way to end your day, with deeply relaxing effects that soothe the body without sedating the mind. This strain is preferred by patients treating pain, anxiety, appetite loss, inflammation, and headaches.
How does it Work?
Birthday Cake, AKA Birthday Cake Kush, is an uber-sweet cannabis strain with deeply physical relaxing effects and a generous cerebral buzz. It’s a newer strain on the scene, so we figured it would be a good idea to dive deeper into the ins and outs of Birthday Cake. In this article, you’ll learn everything there is to know about Birthday Cake Kush, including its lineage, phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.
Birthday Cake is a named phenotype of the famous Wedding Cake strain crossed with Cherry Pie. Wedding Cake is also known as Pink Cookies, which is a named phenotype for the Triangle Mints strain, which is a cross between Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. Animal Mints is made from Fire OG and Girl Scout Cookies. They crossed Animal Mints with Girl Scout Cookies again and then introduced the Blue Power strain to the mix. Blue Power is a cross between Sour Double, Master Kush, The White, and Blue Moonshine.
All in all, Birthday Cake is made from a big cross-bred family in the Cookies domain. It’s a phenotype chosen for its indica-dominant yet balanced physical and mental effects and extremely sweet and cakey flavor. It was first propagated by Seed Junky Genetics a couple of years back.
Birthday Cake Cultivation
Growing Birthday Cake is moderately difficult. Since she’s a very sticky strain that dumps hash, she tends to be more susceptible to powdery mildew. Her flowers are also extremely dense and heavy, making it crucial for you to bend and train her stalks so she’s strong enough to support the weight. Pruning is also crucial about halfway into the veg cycle when she reaches the second tier of trellis or netting so that she begins to focus more on flower production rather than foliage. Other than that, she grows pretty quickly and is ready to harvest after 7-9 weeks. Just make sure to keep an eye on humidity levels to avoid problems with mildew.
Birthday Cake Appearance
Before harvest, Birthday Cake is a beauty. She grows short and wide in typical indica fashion and displays deep, dark green water leaves during the veg cycle. Healthy plants will take on a so-green-it’s-almost-blue coloration. As she flowers, she develops light-colored flowers that range in shade from light green to near yellow. She is an extremely resinous strain, so her flowers always appear sticky and glossy. When harvested and dried, the flowers retain a light yellow shade and display bright red and orange pistils throughout a thick blanket of silvery-white trichome heads.