Birthday Cake Birthday Cake, Wedding Cake

Cannabinoid THC Dominant

THC 21 - 22%

CBD 0.66 - 0.8%

Effect Relaxed

Side Effect Thirst and dry mouth

Flavor Earthy

Birthday Cake Strain Review


High Highest
20% 23% 26% 29% 32% 35%


Low Medium
0% 0.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.6% 2%


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Birthday Cake (aka Birthday Cake Kush) is a strain that has immense body effects as well as a juicy cake-like taste. Birthday Cake is one of those cultivars that are well-known for its calming properties, alongside leaning in the direction of calming evenings and sleepy nights. Although the information about a breeder remains unknown, we all know that this strain was born after crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie strains.

This cannabis has Sativa-to-Indica ratio equals 50% to 50%. Regarding the THC level, we can say that most buds peak at a stunning 25%. In contrast, CBD content is quite low, with approximate 0.33% content. Such an appealing hybrid strain is one of those reasons why Birthday Cake is so beloved in the United States.

The Effects

When it comes to effects, a Birthday Cake marijuana will make any smoker happy and euphoric for hours to come. Its effects include:

You should be aware that Birthday Cake weed is not medical marijuana in the first place. Although it helps to cope with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Chronic pain

Except for the unique properties of Birthday Cake regarding positives and medical appointments, specific negatives are still there. Most smokers report cottonmouth, dry eyes, and anxiety as the most common negatives.

Taste and Smell

Speaking of smell and aroma, users can highlight vanilla smells. The aroma is a little bit mellower, which can be characterized by a scent of nuttiness and skunky pungency, which comes with a vanilla overtone. The smell is somewhat striking, whereas with adequately cured buds some smokers can also note vegetal and citrus aromas.

It is the abundant terpene profile of this strain, which includes Caryophyllene, Limonene, Carene, Myrcene and Terpineol, that provides such a unique taste combination.

Upon combusting, a taste of Birthday Cake Kush can be a bit harsh, especially for inexperienced smokers. Regardless of this initial harshness, vanilla and sweet taste on exhale is the quintessential properties of this bud. Reviewers also note a subtle creamy aftertaste that makes it hard to compare with anything else on the market. This skunk hybrid has a recognizable cake-like flavor, which is one of its primary characteristics.

Growing Tips

Growers, both large-scale and small-scale ones, highly emphasize the properties of Birthday Cake strain to flourish in the indoor setting. The process of growing Birthday Cake plant is often called to be of moderate difficulty. In the indoor setting, it can produce from 12 to 16 ounces per square meter. It has flowering time about 60 - 70 days and then it has round green buds with purple hues. The good news is that seeds of this weed strain are now widely available online.

Side Effects

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Thirst and dry mouth 82% Voted
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Dry eyes 51% Voted
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Dizzy 28% Voted
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Birthday Cake Strain Cannabinoids

THC 21 - 22% Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is a major cannabis chemical compound. It is a psychoactive element that stimulates dopamine release and induces euphoria or happiness. THC-rich strains may be helpful with such conditions as lack of appetite, chronic pains , etc. It is considered to be the primary active marijuana component.
CBD 0.66 - 0.8% Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a major compound in cannabis, which is non-psychoactive. It is also proved to counteract the side effects of the second major component THC. CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes in rubs, oils and so on. It is helpful in muscle pain cases, may treat arthritis and migraines. Even Greeks used it against pain, while Queen Victoria applied it to get rid of menstrual cramps.
CBC 0.26 - 0.6% Cannabichromene, or CBC, is a minor cannabinoid, meaning that its quantity in cannabis is quite little. Though it has the same origin as CBD and THC, it is different in functions. Without any psychoactive effects, it is an efficient cannabis compound in combating acne and depression. CBC produces analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
CBG 0.14 - 0.91% Cannabigerol, or CBG, is one of the minor cannabis compounds in adult plants. On the other hand, young ones contain a lot of this antibacterial and anti-inflammatory component. During the growth, CBG is converted into different cannabinoids, mostly THC and CBD. The compound itself increases appetite and decreases eye pressure.
CBN 0.31 - 0.28% Cannabinol, or CBN, is a trace element in cannabis that is considered to be mildly psychoactive. It appears from oxidation THC, exposed to light and heat. CBN is mostly contained in old cannabis and in traditional hashish. It is effective against insomnia, bacterial infections and appetite loss.
THCV 0.16 - 0.96% Tetrahydrocannabivarin, or THC-V, is a compound contained in cannabis in trace amounts. Even though it is close to THC molecularly, it is different in effects. This compound may be psychoactive only in large amounts. THC-V reduces blood sugar, controls appetite, stimulates bone growth, etc. African Sativa strains are the richest in THC-V.

Birthday Cake Terpene Profile

Carene 0.08% Carene (also known as Delta-3 carene) is a terpene found in rosemary, lemons, pines, and cedars, offering citrusy and cypress aroma. Studies on mice showed that carene provides anti-inflammatory effects, as well as promotes bone health and chronic pain relief.
Pinene 0.04% Pinene is one of the most widespread terpenes in nature, found in pine trees, basil, nutmeg, parsley, and rosemary. Cannabis containing terpene (alpha-pinene or α-pinene) boasts a strong pine scent. Pinene is responsible for anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety effects.
Myrcene 0.11% Myrcene (also known as β-myrcene) is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis, representing more than 20% of the modern marijuana terpene profile. Myrcene has a distinct earthy, musky flavor, resembling cloves. It is responsible for calming and soothing effects of weed. Myrcene is also found in hops, thyme, mango, lemongrass, guava melon.
Ocimene 0.03% Ocimene (derived from the Ancient Greek word Ocimum meaning basil) is a terpene with sweet and herbaceous flavors, also boasting citrusy and woody undertones. Naturally, ocimene occurs in mint, parsley, orchids, hops, kumquats, mangoes, basil, bergamot, lavender, and pepper. Offers antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties.
Humulene 0.06% Humulene (also known as α-humulene) is one of the major terpenes found in cannabis, contributing to woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, and, mainly, floral aromas of cannabis. Used in modern medicine, humulene offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and appetite suppressant effects, which have been well-researched by pharmaceutical companies.
Limonene 0.15% Limonene (also known as d-limonene) is the second most common terpene in nature and the third most common terpene in cannabis. It has a powerful citrus aroma and can be found in all citruses, including lemons, oranges, grapefruits, limes, juniper, etc. Limonene is known to elevate moods and provide anxiety, depression, and stress relief.
Linalool 0.08% Linalool (also known as beta linalool, linalyl alcohol, linaloyl oxide, and p-linalool) is one of the rarest terpenes found in cannabis, mostly in small quantities. Linalool is known for its spicy and lavender aroma, bringing relaxation and calming effects. It is also said to provide anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be useful for athletes.
Terpineol 0.18% Terpineol (also known as alpha-terpineol or a-terpineol) is a terpene naturally occurring in more than 150 plants, including lilacs, lime blossoms, eucalyptus sap, and pines. Among the therapeutic qualities are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antimicrobial. In cannabis, terpineol boasts the distinctive pine smoke aroma and causes a relaxing, sedative effect.
Terpinolene 0.01% Terpinolene is one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis; however, It's usually presented in small quantities. Is responsible for piney, floral, herbaceous, and even a little bit citrusy aroma of cannabis. Terpinolene can be found in lilacs, nutmeg, and cumin. In cannabis, terpinolene contributes to the sensation of "freshness." Has the potential to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
Phellandrene 0.12% Phellandrene (also known as alpha- and beta-phellandrene) is one of the rare terpenes found in cannabis with antihyperalgesic and antidepressive properties. Phellandrene contributes to a minty, woody, and mildly citrus aroma in cannabis. Previously confused with limonene and pinene, phellandrene was eventually distinguished as a separate terpene common for eucalyptus. Also, it could be found in mint, dill, black pepper, cinnamon, parsley, pine, and lavender.
Caryophyllene 0.15% Caryophyllene (also known as beta or b caryophyllene) is a terpene found in many herbs and spices, such as black pepper, basil, rosemary, and oregano. Cannabis high in caryophyllene delivers a strong spicy, peppery aroma, resembling cinnamon and cloves. Caryophyllene offers potent anti-inflammatory and sedative effects.
Total terpenes content 1.01%

Growing Info

Flowering time 60 - 70 Days
Flowering type Photoperiod
Grow difficulty Moderate
Harvest time 76 Days
Yield outdoor 10 - 15 Oz/plant (~ 400 g/plant)
Yield indoor 0.5 - 1 Oz/Ft² (~ 300 g/m²)
Height indoor 30-60
Height outdoor 30-60

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User Reviews 5


One of the best hybrids Ive tried. It burns pretty good and gives a bit of body buzz making me instantly happy and creative. I feel social and stress-free. Its a good motivational strain. The buds have a pronounced citrus and piney smell, but on the exh

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Its a bomb for sure! One to keep in your arsenal

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Maiong Vang-Thao

Birthday Cake helped me with insomnia. A good strain for unwinding before bed or for chill activity. The flavor is gorgeous - its berry, pungent, and a little bit earthy bouquet. The only downside is thirst and outrageous munchies.

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Terrific strain! Relieved my nerve pain and helped me sleep.

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Zachary OBrien

This description is so poorly written it's virtually senseless.

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