In my experience, hype-trains can kill the excitement. Wedding Cake is a cannabis strain that I’ve been hearing about for a while. Several times I would go out looking for it and would come back with an empty stash. When I finally found some, I was worried all of the anticipation was going to make the strain just another normal smoke, but that wasn’t the case.
Lifted’s Wedding Cake was everything I was hoping it would be. It’s a sticky indica hybrid that will get you stoned to the bone. It has a sweet minty smell that cools your nose as you smell it. The taste is mellow and earthy with hints of sweetness.
Being the curious person I am, I headed to Leafly to find out the genetic profile of the Wedding cake strain; and to my surprise Leafly’s Wedding Cake profile says it’s just another name for Pink Cookies, which is Girl Scout Cookies crossed with Cherry Pie.
I’ve smoked Pink Cookies before, and it was nothing like the Wedding Cake, the flower was dark with pronounced orange hairs and it had a spicy pepper taste.
There is dispute online as to what the Wedding Cake strain’s genetics are: Leafly says it’s just Pink Cookies, AllBud.com and Seed Junky Genetics say it’s GSC x Sin Mint Cookies x Triangle Cookies. The other genetics profile that came up multiple times in my research, and when I talked to Have A Heart Lead Trainer Jared Michelman, was Triangle Kush and Animal Mints.
The original cut comes from the Jungle Boys, and it just so happens the Exotikz brand from the Jungle Boys is available at Have A Heart, so I picked some of that up too. It had the same cool minty smell as Lifted’s cut, but it was more earthy notes. The high was identical. Leading me to believe that the Wedding Cake’s genetics are most likely Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. Animal Mints is Animal Cookies crossed with Sin Mint Cookies, per Seed Finder.
I could see how it’s easy to mix up these genetic profiles, some of them are slight variations of each other. It’s entirely possible there are different phenotypes of Wedding Cake being grown, Will Linn explained. Linn is the Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Northwest Cannabis Solutions.
The first few crops of a new strain are volatile and prone to seed production and early batches get released with seeds in them. The seeds are then out in the public and people are free to grow crops with random phenotypes and name it after the Girls Scout Cookies, or in this case, Wedding Cake, Linn said. Being a different phenotype means that a strain has the same genetics, but expresses different characteristics of the parent strains. The same way a pair of brothers express different characteristics of their mom and dad.