Aptly named for its decadent aroma and icing-like sheen of crystally trichomes, consumers of the Birthday Cake strain often compare the cultivar to a citrusy cake with a cerebral high. Your author, who has ADHD, believes it helps focus, but can't say this for sure as technically health claims are not allowed to be made in accordance with modern compliance.
Birthday Cake stands out among other less colorful strains of weed with its dense trichome cover which makes the buds appear as though they have been dipped in frosting, rich green leaves that catch the eye, dark green undertones that poke out under the lights, and orange pistils that adorn the shimmery buds.
Birthday Cake Genetics: The High Of The Party
Birthday Cake is a cannabis strain created by the genetic crossing of two famous cultivars: Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) and Cherry Pie. Both strains are renowned for their pastry-like aroma, and it makes perfect sense that strains named for cookies and pie produce a cake-like cultivar. The combination of these two strains gives Birthday Cake its signature bright and buttery elements.
GSC, which is also known for its notes of lemon, also contributes to the particular flavors and smells in Birthday Cake. Many cannabis connoisseurs take interest in the Birthday Cake strain because it has the citrus element that perfectly accents its vanilla notes.
Birthday Cake has also been crossed with other strains to create additional high-THC dessert strains like Animal Cake and Motor Cake.
When Birthday Cake is consumed, the terpenes and cannabinoids work in concert to create a distinct feeling. This is known as the entourage effect. This particular cannabis cultivar is indica-dominant, but its terpene profile greatly strengthens its entourage effect.
With limonene, myrcene, linalool, pinene, and its most dominant terpene, caryophyllene, Birthday Cake boasts a powerful combination of terpenes and cannabinoids.
The Birthday Cake Experience
While some consumers are always on the search for indica-dominant strains, others may be wary of the potential couchlock that may ensue. Birthday Cake helps break the stereotype about indica-dominant strains by providing consumers with an experience many describe as both calming and uplifting.
While this strain brings much relief and peace, it simultaneously offers feelings of euphoria, creativity, and giddiness. Some consumers are adamant about experiencing Birthday Cake in a social setting, because the laughter never stops. Because of its collective effects, Birthday Cake often helps set the perfect mood for some light-hearted people watching or a comical movie with friends.
Birthday Cake THC levels can vary within the mid-twenties, so it certainly packs a punch. Less-experienced cannabis consumers may wish to ease into their use of this strain. While many report no symptoms of couchlock, a new cannabis consumer will likely experience drowsiness after they try out this strain.
Birthday Cake’s terpene profile, which includes limonene, myrcene, and pinene, are all known for their positive health benefits. These terpenes are known for their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antianxiety, and antioxidant properties.
The most dominant terpene, caryophyllene, is known for assisting the non-psychoactive effects of cannabis products on the human body, such as pain reduction and the munchies. Many consumers report positive mental effects of Birthday Cake as well, with reduction of anxiety and depression cited on common cannabis strain forums. Not surprisingly, The strains from which Birthday Cake was created (GSC + Cherry Pie) are also used to diminish feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress.
STIIIZY offers consumers the Birthday Cake experience in classic flower form, via disposable weed pens, smoking infused pre-rolls, or with full and half gram THC concentrate pods.