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Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake, also called Birthday Cake Kush, is an indica-dominant hybrid strain (cultivar). Birthday Cake is loved for its sweet vanilla cake-like flavor and was created by crossing parent strains Girl Scout Cookies with Cherry Pie.

Users say it has a strong sedating effect on the mind and body. Therefore, this strain is preferred by those who need additional support for pain, insomnia, appetite loss, headaches, and inflammation.

Birthday Cake is typically 60% Cannabis sativa and 40% Cannabis indica. Although some claim it’s a 50/50 split. Regardless, it still gives users the best of both. Birthday Cake requires a hot and humid climate to grow, and it can thrive indoors or out, making it an easy plant to cultivate for first-time growers. The buds are light green and orange, are dusted lightly with resin, and some have hints of purple.

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Strain types

  • 40%Indica
  • 60%Sativa


  • Butter
  • Cake
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla


  • Butter
  • Cake
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla


Terpenes are compounds present throughout nature, adding fragrance, flavor, and pigment to all plants, including cannabis. Cannabis plants are well known for being pungent, and the terpenes make them this way. Different strains of cannabis have slightly different terpene profiles, which is why each strain smells or tastes differently.

  • Beta-Caryophyllene

  • Humulene

  • Limonene

  • Linalool

  • Myrcene

  • Pinene



Birthday Cakes has been reported to have the following effects:

  • Calming
  • Happiness
  • Relaxing
  • Sleepiness

The following adverse effects have also been reported:

  • Anxiety
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headaches
  • Paranoia

Most users describe Birthday Cake as incredibly calming and soothing. In addition, it appears to significantly affect the body regarding relaxation.
Some cannabis users call this a “body high” — the sensation you feel when all the tension in your muscles completely fades. Therefore, Birthday Cake is an excellent strain for easing stress, pressure, and tension.

Medical Applications

Birthday Cake contains a considerable amount of THC. Because of this, most of the therapeutic effects will come from this cannabinoid. With more awareness, people are starting to find that THC doesn't just make cannabis users high but offers a range of therapeutic benefits (even when doses are low).
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Cannabis contains THC, CBD, and many other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids that can beat stress and inflammation.

Organ Systems

  • Immune System
  • Other
Nausea & Vomiting

A combination of THC and CBD can help reduce the frequency and intensity of muscle spasms and any related neuropathic pain.

Organ Systems

  • Digestive
Loss of Appetite

THC can stimulate the production of the hunger hormone ghrelin.

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine
  • Other
Chronic Pain, Muscle Pain and Other Types of Pain

Cannabis contains anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds that can help reduce or distract from pain, including THC, CBD, and beta-caryophyllene.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Muscular
  • Skeletal

THC can stimulate the release of the sleep neurotransmitter, adenosine.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System
  • Mental / Emotional
Anxiety, Panic Disorders

Cannabis contains many anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) compounds that can beat stress and reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Organ Systems

  • Brain & Nervous System



growing strains

While Birthday Cake is an indica-dominant strain, it can grow slightly taller than most growers expect. This plant can be grown indoors or outdoors, although it does prefer a slightly warmer climate over a colder one.
Since Birthday Cake is closely related to Cherry Pie, it’s highly mold-resistant, making it easy to look after. Therefore, Birthday Cake would be ideal for first-time growers. However, any gardener will enjoy watching this strain grow because the buds are colorful and highly variable.
Birthday Cake is 60% Cannabis indica and 40% Cannabis sativa. The THC content is high, and the buds are typically frosted in a sticky THC resin. Growers can expect a good yield of 16 ounces per plant when grown outdoors.
The yield might be slightly less when grown indoors. To improve the flowering of an indoor plant, cut the top off the central stalk after it reaches a reasonable height. Doing so will encourage the plant to be bushier, facilitating the growth of more leaves and buds.


The height is variable, depending on the phenotype. Some may grow to only 31 inches (2.6 feet), while others grow to 60 inches (5 feet).

Humidity and Temperature

Birthday Cake marijuana likes a warm and humid environment, so keep humidity between 60%-70% during the vegetative state. Since this strain is resistant to mold, it might be able to handle the same degree of humidity during the flowering stage.
Keep temperatures between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 29 degrees Celsius). Ensure that the plant is not exposed to cold temperatures at night.


Eight to 10 weeks. Most indicas typically finish flowering in about six to nine weeks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Birthday Cake strain good for?

The Birthday Cake cannabis strain is good for anyone who requires deep relaxation. Many users claim that Birthday Cake is also great for its sedative effects.

Is Birthday Cake strain an indica or a sativa?

Birthday Cake weed is 60% Cannabis indica and 40% Cannabis sativa. However, it appears to have qualities from both.

How does Birthday Cake strain make you feel?

Birthday Cake will make you feel calm, relaxed, and at ease. This strain can also make people feel quite sleepy.

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