Although weddings are fun, very few of us tend to feel the rhythm until the reception, music, drinks, and cannabis (sometimes) kick-in. Well, it's pretty uncommon to witness people toking cannabis in UK wedlock, but, this is not the scenario in the USA or Canada.

I mean, come on, didn't you all hear about the infamous Cannabis Wedding Expo 2018 in Lafayette? The expo aimed at encouraging soon-to-be couples to incorporate cannabis to their D-day celebrations, tastefully. And, I am pretty sure that the expo-organizers must have introduced the audiences to the Wedding Cake or Pink Cookie strain. 

The wedding cake is a complicated strain, the lineage of which involves several landraces cross-bred together to give it a balanced high with a dynamic taste.

Though many cannaseurs claim that it tastes minty, peppery, and is not at all sweet or sugary (as the name suggests), the reviews are debatable. But, if you have been high on OG Kush and Durban Poison before, you would know that how pink cookie aka wedding cake is going to hit you. 

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Cannabis is a mystic plant that has evolved over the centuries to deliver a specific experience and maximize therapeutic effects. Most of you might already be aware that every strain has different properties in terms of flavours, influences, feelings, and odour. 

While you might smoke a pot for the sake of feeling euphoric and relaxed. The unusual science behind cannabis has encouraged growers to mix-and-match the breeds to produce a strain that hits you exactly where you want it to.

This whole strain thing is quite mystical, and, I love digging-in and tracing the lineage of the highly potent strains like the wedding cake. So, let's get started and enlighten ourselves more on this incredible cheeba.

Wedding Cake Strain: Genetics and Origin

The wedding cake strain, also known as pink cookies is an Indica inclined hybrid strain created by Seed Junky Genetics. While some believe that it's a cross between the Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies, some influential cannaseurs claim it to be a rare phenotype of the Triangle Mints Strain, a cross between Triangle Kush and Animal Mints.

| Also Read: Indica vs. Sativa - What’s the Difference Between the Two Cannabis Plants?|

The origin of the strain is highly disputable, but, in both cases, its lineage involves OG Kush and Durban Poison, that lends it a minty and peppery taste with a sugary after-burst.

Let's see the complete family tree of Wedding cake and trace back its ancestors so that you know what exactly are you puffing.

wedding cake lineage

As you can see in the image, Wedding Cake aka Pink Cookie is a cross-breed of Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies. The Cherry Pie strain is further a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison (a landrace strain from Durban, South Africa). 

The Granddaddy Purple is a hybrid of Big Bud and Purple Urkle (an off-spring of Mendocino Purps, a North-American landrace). Big Bud is a mixture of Northern Lights (a cross between Afghani and Thai landraces), Skunk (a cross between Colombian Gold and Acapulco Gold landraces), and Afghani.

On the other hand, the Girl Scout Cookies is a cross between Durban Poison and the infamous OG Kush (a hybrid of Hindu Kush landrace with Chemdawg). Chemdawg is yet another mysterious strain with shrouded origin history. However, it’s a highly potent strain that hits you the dankest and makes you feel heavy-bodied. 

The enfeebling effects of Wedding Cake are because of its Indica dominance. However, this might appear mind-boggling as you move up the family-tree to find strong Sativa dominance of Chemdawg, Colombian Gold, Acapulco Gold and Durban Poison. Well, this process is called backcrossing and makes pink cookie an Indica leaning strain that gives you mental and physical rest.

No matter what, but, one thing is for sure - Wedding Cake is a rambling maze of wonky weed hybrids, sweet poison crosses, and tales passed on by people who were probably high on it.

Wedding Cake Strain: Appearance


The appearance of Wedding Cake aka Pink Cookie has so much to do with its name. The cannabis plant looks utterly striking because of its large and colourful flowers, stout and globular nuggets woven delicately to form a dense, Indica-type bud structure. 


The leaves are curled and earthy-brown coloured, threaded with orange pistils. The slipperiness and tremendous THC levels in the strain are all because of the high concentration of trichomes. 

The beautiful resin coat on the plant gives it a vanilla frosting appearance which is why the name, Wedding Cake. Further to this, the pink and purple hues of the plant buds covered with trichomes make it look like a sugar-coated cookie. Hence, the name, Pink Cookie.

Wedding Cake Strain: Aroma

Limonene (citrusy) is the focal terpene in Wedding Cake or Pink Cookie strain with small amounts of Caryophyllene (peppery) and Myrcene (herbal). Properly cured buds of Wedding Cake have a doughy and earthy aroma with citrusy undertones. Once you break the buds or rub them in between your palms, it releases a soothing sweet candy-like fragrance.

Wedding Cake's ol'factory notes prove that its backcross genetics mixed well in harmony to retain the essential sugary and tart like qualities. Thanks to OG!

Wedding Cake Strain: Taste

Don't let its sweet name misguide you! The Wedding Cake strain is not only known for its dankest hit but, also for its harsh taste upon combustion and smoking. You might experience a sore throat as well. 

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As you start whiffing the smoke, you are more likely to experience a subtle peppery spiciness (thanks to OG Kush). Even before you get accustomed to this taste, it dissipates quickly as earthy and soil undertones takeover.

If you keep the smoke in your mouth for longer, you can taste the vanilla flavour exploding with a super subtle creamy mouthfeel that some might compare to the taste of a cake. I would recommend you to puff on this strain through a vaporizer on low-temperature settings or through a joint. Only then, you'll be able to get the perfect and the most flavourful hit of it.

Wedding Cake Strain: Effects

Remember one of those action scenes from a thriller movie where the protagonist stands still and, everything around him moves with a 1/1000 shutter speed in high-definition? 

It keeps on moving with the same speed until the nightmare ends he wakes up with a profound snap. 

Well, that sounds terrifying. Wedding cake hits you exactly the same way. Its high starts relatively quick, taking hold of your head such that you start seeing everything in high-definition. It's pretty cool till here.

You are more likely to experience your thoughts moving intensely, and, you start perceiving your surroundings more accurately (reminds me of Lucy). It is probably the time to sit and work on the song or the painting that you left incomplete.

strain overpower

After one hour or so, the Indica side of the strain overpowers and makes you feel giddy, euphoric, and weak. You start feeling warm and a pleasant heaviness that spreads through the spine to the limbs. This particular state when your mind and body come into supreme harmony, it's perfect for some artwork, exercise, or even sex.

As the high spreads, you can even be couch-locked. Wedding cake's genetics is an ideal blend of weed salad that includes Durban Poison, OG Kush, Chemdawg, and Granddaddy Purple. Towards the end of your sesh, you'll feel light, sleepy, and relaxed.

 Seems like whiffing on this strain after-party is not at all a good idea unless you're going home soon after.

Wedding Cake Strain: Possible Side-Effects

The Wedding cake or Pink Cookie strain has high THC levels than the recommended one, and hence, there are some potential side-effects too. If you get high on too much strain, you'll feel dryness in your mouth, extremely sore throat, and red eyes. In very rare cases, it can even cause panic attacks in people who have previously shown similar symptoms.

If you're a beginner, I would recommend you to stay in limits and keep a check on your dosage. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the sesh.

Wedding Cake Strain FAQs

What is the origin of Wedding Cake, aka Pink Cookie?

The Wedding cake strain is a cross-breed between Girl Scout Cookie and Cherry Pie.

How much THC does Wedding Cake strain have?

The Wedding Cake strain contains more THC than the average strain, i.e. 17-24%.

What is the Wedding cake strain terpene profile?

The strain contains Limonene (citrusy), Caryophyllene (peppery), and Myrcene (herbal).

What is the CBD amount in Wedding Cake?

The Wedding Cake strain has less than 1% CBD levels. 

What is the Indica-Sativa ration in the wedding cake strain?

The Wedding Cake or Pink Cookie strain has 60% Indica and 40% Sativa content.

Woah! That was a hell of a lot of information at one go. Wedding cake indeed seems like worth trying but, it's definitely not for beginners. You can slowly shift to the high THC strains and, this one is sure to hit you the dankest. 

Have a question to ask or a suggestion to make? Hit me up in the comments below and, I would be more than happy to answer them. Till then, Ciao and toke it your way with Olivastu.