Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake, sometimes referred to as Birthday Cake Kush or Wedding Cake, is an indica-dominant hybrid with surprisingly well-balanced effects. Its parent strains, Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie, lend to its sweet-ish, slightly fruity flavor profile and its euphoric and uplifting yet relaxing effects.

The strain has a THC content that ranges from 20% to 24%, and its potent high kicks off with a happy, uplifted euphoria. An excellent mood booster, Birthday Cake is great for calming the mind with its cerebral high. After a few bowls, it typically produces deep sedation and intense couch-lock.

Medical patients and recreational smokers alike adore this strain for its delicious buttery-sweet flavor profile and profoundly relaxing effects. If you’re looking for a good laugh with good friends, this dessert-like strain is an excellent way to wind down at the end of the day.

Strain Table of Contents

birthday cake strain
9Expert Score
Birthday Cake Flavor Scale

An interesting yet delicious combo of buttery, slightly sweet vanilla and tangy, fruity notes.


      AVO Ratings



      20% -25%




      Strain Information

      A THC-heavy cross between the indica-dominant Cherry Pie strain and the indica-leaning Girl Scout Cookies strain, Birthday Cake manages to balance the cerebral and physical effects of its parent cultivars.

      Given its Durban Poison lineage, the high kicks off with a generous cerebral buzz that feels happy, euphoric, and creative. But like its parents, the strain leans indica, which means its initial stimulating effect ultimately gives way to deep relaxation, pain relief, sedation, and for most users, intense couch-lock.

      Definitely best for nighttime use, the strain is excellent for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and insomnia.

      Birthday Cake Effects

      Happy 90%
      Relaxed 79%
      Euphoric 88%
      Helps With
      Stress 93%
      Anxiety 80%
      Depression 60%
      Cottonmouth 50%
      Dry eyes
      Dry eyes 50%
      Slight Dizziness
      Slight Dizziness 50%

      Strain Pairings

      Pairs With Music
      Glass Animals - Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth
      Glass Animals - Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth 100%
      Kupla - Owls of the Night
      Kupla - Owls of the Night 100%
      Xavier Omär - Blind Man
      Xavier Omär - Blind Man 100%

      Glass Animals – Waterfalls Coming Out Your Mouth: Sit back, relax, and light up while you vibe to Glass Animals’ creative, uplifting, genre-blending beats.

      Kupla – Owls of the Night: Lyricless beats for winding down and vibing out while you light up a bowl of Birthday Cake.

      Xavier Omär – Blind Man: Chill indie R&B that’s lyrically smooth, melodically smooth, and all-around excellent for kicking back and lighting up.

      Pairs With Food
      Birthday cake
      Birthday cake 90%
      Korean beef bowls
      Korean beef bowls 80%
      Tortilla chips and guac
      Tortilla chips and guac 60%

      Birthday cake: Vanilla, chocolate — take your pick. Eat your cake and smoke it too.

      Korean beef bowls: Nosh on salty, savory, umami Korean beef and veggies. Round out the experience with a bowl for dessert.

      Tortilla chips and guac: Enjoy a salty, savory, late-night snack while you burn down on a bowl of Birthday Cake.

      Pairs With Spirits
      Old Fashioned
      Old Fashioned 55%
      Tom Collins
      Tom Collins 70%
      Brandy Alexander
      Brandy Alexander 95%

      Old Fashioned: This bourbon-based cocktail makes for a relaxing nightcap that pairs nicely with Birthday Cake’s flavor profile and effects.

      Tom Collins: This gin-based lemonade for grownups is a refreshing pairing for this strain’s sweet yet slightly tangy taste experience.

      Brandy Alexander: Cognac, créme de cacao, and cream make this sweet dessert cocktail a tasty pairing for the dessert-like Birthday Cake strain.

      Where Birthday Cake Is Grown

      This strain was originally propagated by Seed Junky Genetics and has quickly become one of the more popular strains in the U.S.

      Strain Summary

      With its superb genetics and excellent balance of uplifting, euphoric, creative, relaxing, and sedating effects, the Birthday Cake strain is truly unique.

      While it’s definitely recommended for nighttime use, it can also be a great social strain for winding down in good company at the end of a long, taxing day.

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