About Wedding Cake Strain & The Endocannabinoid System

With so many strains of high potency hemp to choose from, deciding which one best suits your needs can be tricky. Every variety has a different terpene profile, appearance, taste, smell, and effect on the user. Luckily, we’re here at Green Nexus to talk you through some of the most popular combination between short and long photoperiod plant strains to help you make your decision.

Below, we’re covering everything you need to know about the highly potent Wedding Cake Strain. With high Potency levels and a sweet vanilla flavor, this is a delicious and powerful strain. It can make an ideal choice for advanced growers looking to try something a little different.

Type: Feminized
Photoperiod: Yes
Outdoor Yield (g): 600
Indoor Yield (g): 500
Flowering Time (days): 7 to 10 weeks
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month: Late September
Feminized Outdoor Harvest Month Week: 3rd-4th week
Height Indoor (cm): 90-100
Height Outdoor (cm): 180-200
Height: 200
Short Photoperiod Plant %: 80
Long Photoperiod Plant %: 20
Short Photoperiod Plant/Long Photoperiod Plant: Short Photoperiod Plant-Dominant Combination Between Short and Long Photoperiod Plant
Climate: warm and dry climate

Crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie

Wedding Cake (sometimes known as Pink Cookies) is an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant. It comes as a result of crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie.

Growing the Wedding Cake Weed Strain

The Wedding Cake strain produces plants that are short and bushy, which is typical of an Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant strain. Its leaves are dark green, and you are likely to see a purple hue appear later on in the growing process. It also produces dense buds, with a frosty, dark green appearance.

If you are specifically looking for a plant for indoor cultivation, Wedding Cake makes a great option. Its plants grow short and bushy up to a height of around 200 cm. We recommend you give this plant nutrient-rich soil and have a good ventilation system in place to ensure the best results.

Wedding Cake requires fairly high amounts of maintenance and regular pruning. As such, it is a suitable strain for experienced growers rather than novices. This strain can be grown indoors, with flowers appearing at around 7 to 10 weeks. Harvesting best takes place in late September. If grown under the correct conditions, Wedding Cake can produce an impressive indoor yield of up to around 500 g per square meter. Wedding Cake can be grown outdoors; however, it requires a warm and dry climate. In the right conditions, an outdoor yield could be expected of up to around 600 g.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system (also known as the ECS) is a cell-signaling system that plays a role in regulating various functions (Zou et al., 2018). This cell system contains a range of components including endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

How Does the Wedding Cake Strain Interact with the Endocannabinoid System?

Research has provided incredible insights into how cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoid system. As part of the incredible ECS, our bodies produce endocannabinoids that stimulate these receptors. These are similar in structure to those found in the cannabis plant. Therefore, using cannabis, such as Wedding Cake, can stimulate the endocannabinoid system and, as a result, have multiple positive effects on the body (Grinspoon, 2018).

Potency is one of the main cannabinoids found in cannabis, and this is the compound that gets you ‘high.’ CBD is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant.

What Does Wedding Cake Smell Like?

As the name suggests, you can definitely smell the vanilla sweetness within Wedding Cake, but you’ll also find a mix of earthy, floral scents. It offers some incredible flavors too. Some users have reported the strain tastes like spice mixed with the taste of earth and pepper.

The Terpene Profile of Wedding Cake

When choosing a cannabis strain, aroma is one of the most important factors to consider. Therefore, understanding the terpene profile of the strain is crucial. Terpenes are chemical compounds that are responsible for creating scents. To help you imagine what to expect from the smell, we have listed some of the terpenes found within Wedding Cake below:

  • Limonene: a lemony, citrus scent found in fruit peels. This terpene triggers serotonin release and can improve mood (Eddin et al., 2021).
  • Myrcene: a pleasant-smelling monoterpene known for its analgesic, sedative, antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial qualities. (Surendren et al., 2021)
  • Linalool: a terpene found in lavender and coriander which has demonstrated a range of anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive, anti-depressive, and neuroprotective qualities (Pereira et al., 2018).
  • Pinene: is found in many plants’ essential oils and is reported to have antibiotic resistance modulation, anticoagulant, and antimicrobial qualities (Salehi et al., 2019).
  • Humulene: a terpene with anti-inflammatory properties (Rogerio et al., 2009).
  • Beta-Caryophyllene: a terpene also found in black pepper which demonstrates anti-inflammatory qualities and contributes to a spicy flavor (Russo et al., 2011).

Wedding Cake Strain Effects

According to consumer reviews, this Short Photoperiod Plant-dominant combination between short and long photoperiod plant is reported to offer some helpful psychoactive and physical effects. We have gathered and summarized some of these reported effects below:

  • Feelings of euphoria
  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Relieving stress
  • Treating arthritis
  • Treating appetite loss
  • Treating depression

What Is the Potency Content in the Wedding Cake Strain?

With a high Potency level of up to 25%, this strain is quite potent and is reported to provide users with a strong ‘high.’ It’s worth noting that this strain only contains trace amounts of CBD. However, it does have a high prevalence of the terpene beta-caryophyllene, which produces similar calming responses to other high-CBD strains. Therefore, this strain is reported to be popular among medicinal cannabis users, as it might offer some medical benefits for those looking to treat depression and anxiety. If you are looking to use cannabis to treat a medical condition, you should always seek advice from a healthcare professional first.

Some users have advised others to be careful when smoking this strain due to its potent Potency levels. Due to its capability of producing an intense high, this strain is not recommended for novice smokers.

Purchase Wedding Cake Weed Directly Today

With its creamy, vanilla base notes and earthy undertones, alongside a high Potency content, it’s no surprise Wedding Cake is a hit among many cannabis users.

If you think Wedding Cake could be a good choice for you, why not buy cannabis seeds from us today at Green Nexus? For more information about any of our strains, or to discuss the properties of Wedding Cake in more detail, get in touch with us today. We’ll be happy to help!



Mo Smyth, BSN, RN Cannabis Nurse Educator