Birthday Cake Strain - Everything You Need to Know & More!

Nov 27 , 2018

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Birthday Cake Strain - Everything You Need to Know & More!


You say it’s your birthday?  Well, it’s not our birthday, too – yeah, but we can all still enjoy a cannabis candle, toking down together on a joint packed with Birthday Cake weed strain! If you’re going to a party-party, you might want to bring along some 50% sativa/50% indica hybrid marijuana Birthday Cake. Birthday Cake hybrid pot has a sweet, sugary taste, as you might expect from the name, and a skunky aroma with hints of vanilla and spice!  Puffing or vaping some of this scrumptious vanilla weed gives you an instant happy and euphoric head high that slowly downshifts to a relaxing, somewhat couch-locky body mellowness. Medical marijuana patients will feel more like partying once this potent cake pot strain takes effect, offering relief from a number of chronic complaints ranging from fibromyalgia to arthritis, and from insomnia to depression. Balanced hybrid Birthday Cake strain is relaxing, feel-good weed, so if you have a friend who is stressed and in need of a good party, let them toke cake! Cake weed, that is!

Nugs of Birthday Cake OG weed with cake sprinkles, image from High Dmand on Instagram
(Nugs of Birthday Cake OG weed with cake sprinkles, image from High Dmand on Instagram)


So, you may ask yourself, what is Birthday Cake weed? Whelp, this sweet tasting and smelling weed strain, also sometimes known as Birthday Cake Kush, is the offspring of GSC (Girl Scout Cookies), a 60% indica-heavy weed strain, and another indica-leaning hybrid, Cherry Pie Kush strain. 24% THC gives Birthday Cake ‘Happy Birthday’ weed some potent heft; this impressive THC pedigree is inherited from Girl Scout Cookies cannabis’ 17% THC level and Cherry Pie pot’s 20% THC.  There is a phenotype, or variant, of Birthday Cake weed strain called Wedding Cake strain, which has the exact same two source parent-plants, GSC and Cherry Pie, and which is more indica-heavy at 60% indica/40% sativa. Some growers claim to have produced Cake weed by pairing GSC ganja with the indica strain Romulan. Farmhouse Genetics has crossbred Birthday Cake weed strain and Blue Kush, another 50/50 hybrid weed strain, to create Cupcake weed strain.  There’s so much Cake weed to smoke and so little time!

For comparison, similar hybrid weed strains - with similar effects and potency, would be Tahoe OG, Lemon Kush, and XJ-13.

Small Cake weed seedling plants, image from Reds Green Acres on Instagram
(Small Cake weed seedling plants, image from Reds Green Acres on Instagram)


Birthday Cake Strain General Effects

Birthday Cake Strain Medical Effects

Birthday Cake Strain Side Effects

Relaxed 100%

Stress 100%

Dry Mouth 100%

Happy  90%

Pain 80%

Dry Eyes 75%

Euphoric 90%

Depression  80%

Anxious 40%

Sleepy 60%         

Insomnia 60%

Paranoid 30%

Hungry 50%

Lack of Appetite 50%

Dizzy 20%

Birthday Cake OG Rosin in Provisioning Center Packaging, image from Tracy Trees on Instagram
(Birthday Cake OG Rosin in Provisioning Center Packaging, image from Tracy Trees on Instagram)


Should you decide to try yourself a slice of Birthday Cake weed goodness, then an 1/8th ounce of Birthday Cake Kush weed will run you $25 here in Michigan where we live, and costs a little more at $30 an eighth on the West Coast, like in Los Angeles – and there is an upcharge for recreational cannabis versus medical; in most places medical marijuana is slightly cheaper for patients  with a state-approved ID card.   Prices are likely also contingent on the quality of the grow or yield, the strain’s availability, time of year and location (many provisioning centers do charge you a local or state tax on your pot purchases). Online prices for Birthday Cake will be a tad higher and you will probably pay additional shipping costs.  Cake weed rosin for your dab rig is about $33 for a half gram in Washington state, $50 per gram in Baltimore, MD; wax, shatter, crumble or oil carts will cost about the same. Pre-rolled joints, or spliffs, can be found for around $5 to $15 and on up each, depending upon their size, which can run half a gram to two grams or more; kief-dipped joints or blunts run about $15 - $25 apiece for up to a gram. Edible marijuana treats may or may not contain Birthday Cake hybrid weed, however food labeling information usually doesn’t specify the exact marijuana strain used in the ingredients, rather they usually just indicate the level of THC or CBD. You can always ask your budtender or budtenderess if they know of any marijuana Birthday Cake medibles.

Or, you could make your very own marijuana birthday cake using Birthday Cake strain cannabis by looking up 420 birthday cakes and finding recipes online, like this one:


8 grams of Birthday Cake strain bud, or Cupcake strain or Wedding Cake strain

1 ¾ cups of flour

1 cup of butter

1 cup of granulated sugar

¾ cup of milk

2 eggs

1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder

½ teaspoon of salt


A grinder

A mixing bowl

Mixing spoon

A cake pan

Non-stick spray

An oven

A microwave

A small bowl



1) Thoroughly grind your Cake weed.

2) Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C.

3) Microwave your butter in a bowl until soft, about 20 seconds.

4) Thoroughly stir your freshly ground up Cake weed into the butter.

5) Next, stir in the sugar, flour, milk, cannabis butter mix, and eggs in the mixing bowl. Everything should be mixed together and stirred until it is completely smooth; you want your Birthday Cake cannabis to be spread evenly throughout the cake mix.

6) Grease your cake pan with non-stick cooking spray, or grease it thoroughly with shortening.

7) Pour the cake batter into the cake pan, spreading it evenly with a spoon or spatula.

8) Place your cake pan on the center rack in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.

9) When the 25 minutes baking time has elapsed, use one of your toothpicks to check the doneness of your Birthday Cake weed cake. Stabbed into the center, if the toothpick comes out clean, your cake is done and you can take it out - however, if batter sticks to it, return the cake to the oven for another 5 minutes, and check again. Repeat if necessary, until the toothpick comes out clean.

10) Let the cake cool for about 20 minutes, before you remove it from the cake pan by inverting it onto a wire rack and gently pulling the pan off the cake; if it still feels warm then let it cool for another 20 - 30 minutes.

11) When the Birthday Cake strain cake has completely cooled, you can frost it. Use some store-bought prepared frosting, or make your own from a favorite recipe. Weedy candles are optional.

12) Once cooled and frosted, you can then eat and enjoy your own weed-themed cake made with  Birthday Cake weed.

A marijuana birthday cake (perhaps made with some Cake weed), image from Caliza's Kitchen Cakes on Instagram
(A marijuana birthday cake (perhaps made with some Cake weed, image from Caliza's Kitchen Cakes on Instagram)

Here is a vid of a weedy lady reviewing some Birthday Cake strain she bought:


If you decide to harvest yourself some Birthday Cake Kush, sometimes also referred to as Birthday Cake OG, in your own lil’ ganja garden, then you should know that grown indoors, Birthday Cake pot plants should yield up to 16 ounces of potent pot nugs per square meter, with outdoor grows producing a pretty impressive 16 ounces per each plant!  In terms of flowering, Birthday Cake strain plants are usually ready for harvest in 8 weeks, indoors or outdoors. The cannabis flowers of Birthday Cake strain plants are deep green, dense, round buds with purple hues and are well-frosted with sugary, cannabinoid-laden trichomes.

You can buy a 5-pack of Birthday Cake strain auto flowering feminized seeds at Amsterdam Seed Center online for $56 USD/$50 Euros; or you can purchase a 10-pack of Birthday Cake Kush seeds from Canadian Hemp Company for $119 USD.  Brick and mortar dispensaries and cannabis nurseries might sell small cloned pot plants for around $25 or so apiece, check their online menus or phone ahead to see if they stock any Cake pot plants or clones.

Here is a video of a guy growing what he calls Kush Cake pot plants (and from his description and some internet checking is the same as Birthday Cake Kush) and he covers all phases of growing, from seedlings to adult plants ready for harvest:

Marijuana Birthday Cake plants, image from Simple 420 Farmer on Instagram
(Marijuana Birthday Cake plants, image from Simple 420 Farmer on Instagram)


Even if it isn’t your birthday yet, it will be happy birthday to you if you toked down or vaped with some Birthday Cake strain (or Cupcake strain or Wedding Cake strain); any of the Cake strains will make your party sublime! Other than in flavor, marijuana Birthday Cake strain is no vanilla weed (there is a Vanilla Kush weed strain, but that is unrelated to Birthday Cake and thus is a blog for another time)! Birthday Cake OG or Birthday Cake Kush, as it’s also known, is a balanced hybrid with a potent THC level of 24%. Birthday Cake strain was sired from GSC and Cherry Pie weed strain (also known as Cherry Pie Kush strain); in turn, Cupcake strain was born from pairing Birthday Cake and Blue Kush weed strains. There’s a variety of Cake pot strains out there, there’s even the Alien Birthday Cake (better known as Alien Cookies) variant made from crossbreeding Girl Scout Cookies with Fire Alien Kush. If you want to know one from the other, then you can use the internet to check out a Wedding Cake strain review or look through some weed Cake strain images, or just read helpful overviews of a Cake strain like this one! If you are a stress, pain or insomnia sufferer, then the medicinal qualities of sweet tasting and smelling Birthday Cake weed will have you feeling fine and like partying in no time! Recreational users are just going to like its sugary taste and instant, joyfully euphoric head high that slowly morphs into blissful relaxation. Whatever way you slice it, Birthday Cake is some Happy Birthday weed any and every day of the year!

Here is a brief review video on Birthday Cake Kush (just in case the article was TLDR, too long didn’t read):

Researched and written by David and Leah Kaye Weathers.

 David and Leah Kaye Weathers David and Leah Kaye Weathers are a freelance cannabis writing and graphic designing husband and wife team from Lansing, Michigan. They are passionate advocates for medical and recreational cannabis legalization in the United States. They enjoy not only smoking and vaping, or dabbing, marijuana but also cooking with weed infused veggie oil. They like to spend their free time wandering along nature trails in search of the perfectly chillaxing spot for a smoke sesh.


(Cover Image: Birthday Cake Strain buds from a dispensary, image courtesy of Baykd Nation on Instagram)

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