Wedding Cake x Stardawg
Cake N’ Chem is a sweet and skunky pairing of two legendary Strains—Wedding Cake and Stardawg. This elite hybrid checks all the boxes, offering massive yields of extraordinarily fragrant and tasty flowers. The flowers are so potent and the trichome coverage so dense that Cake N’ Chem is an excellent choice for extraction experts and home-based DIY rosin presses. This easy-to-grow strain is sure to produce many outstanding phenotypes.
Cake N’ Chem Strain
Wedding Cake is the mother of Cake N’ Chem. This strain has become widely popular and is famous for delivering hefty yields of sugary buds that are profoundly caked in trichomes.
The tale of Wedding Cake began with a highly sought-after line of seeds known as Triangle Mints. Triangle Mints was bred by Jbeezy of Seed Junky Genetics. Jbeezy created the strain by pollinating the clone-only cut of Triangle Kush with his esteemed Animal Mints male. This hybrid, dubbed Triangle Mints, produced many potent and flavorful offspring.
One select phenotype of Triangle Mints was especially dank. This plant offered a substantial yield of resinous flowers that radiated a divine aroma of vanilla, cookie dough, and lemon sponge cake. The Jungle Boys, a prominent group of growers in California, nicknamed this phenotype “Wedding Cake” in recognition of its sugary-sweet scent.
Wedding Cake quickly reached celebrity status, and many breeders used the cut to breed glamorous strains such as Wedding Pie, Dosi-Cake, and Jungle Cake. In 2018, Wedding Cake secured 1st place for Best Hybrid Flower at the Southern California High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The strain has since won several other awards and has become a staple among growers, breeders, and users.
Wedding Cake Lineage
Wedding Cake, the mother of Cake N’ Chem, is a special phenotype that was discovered within the Triangle Mints line of seeds. Triangle Mints is a cross of the celebrated Triangle Kush and Jbeezy’s Animal Mints male. Triangle Kush is a classic strain that is believed to be a hybrid of Emerald Triangle and Hindu Kush.
Animal Mints, Wedding Cake’s father, was bred by Seed Junky Genetics. The Animal Mints variety is a polyhybrid of Animal Cookies, Girl Scout Cookies, and a Blue Power male. Seed Junky has used the Animal Mints male to create numerous top-tier strains, including Kush Mints, Animal Walker, and Animal Face.
Stardawg, the father of Cake N’ Chem, was bred by Top Dawg Seeds. JJ NYC, the founder of Top Dawg, created Stardawg with the mission of creating a line of seeds that reflected the prized traits of Chemdawg.
JJ used an Afghan No. 1 from Sensi Seeds to pollinate the clone-only Chem D cut. Next, he backcrossed this Chem-Afghan strain with the Chem D twice, selecting for Chem-dominant plants. Finally, he paired this Chem D backcross with the Chem 4 cut. JJ titled this hybrid “Stardawg,” perhaps to emphasize its iridescent resin glands that sparkle like stars.
JJ NYC states that Stardawg is a cross of Chem 4 and Tres Dawg. Tres Dawg, in turn, is a backcross of Chem D, using an Afghan No. 1 male. Chem 4 and Chem D are descendants of Chemdawg, also known as Dog Bud—a distinguished strain with an unknown pedigree. Given its funky, earthy aroma, some growers suggest that Chemdawg could be a progeny of Skunk No. 1. Others have suggested that it could be a cross of Lemon Thai and Pakistani Kush.
Cake N’ Chem Cannabis Seeds
Greenpoint Seeds crossed the authentic, clone-only cut of Wedding Cake with the illustrious Stardawg, creating a hardy and resilient hybrid that offers big yields of sweet, frosty buds. Some Cake N’ Chem phenotypes may offer the saccharine scent and remarkable resin coverage of Wedding cake, and others may deliver the skunky flavor and uplifting high of Stardawg. Most will display a blend of these qualities.
Cake N’ Chem Aroma
Wedding Cake’s fragrance is reminiscent of a freshly baked cake. The buds of this delectable cultivar radiate soft and sweet scents of French vanilla, citrus, cake batter, and cookie dough. When the flowers are broken apart, subtle undertones of pine and gasoline are released.
In contrast, Stardawg is cherished for its acrid, funky aroma. This variety assaults the senses with sharp notes of skunk, burnt rubber, chemical cleaning solution, and damp soil. Some users also detect subtle notes of menthol and citrus when grinding up the dried buds.
Cake N’ Chem brings together the sweet, doughy scent of Wedding Cake with the pungent, skunky bouquet of Stardawg, creating a sweet-and-funky scent that is delightfully complex. This hybrid emits vanilla and cake batter notes mixed with bitter undertones of kerosene, pine, and damp soil.
Cake N’ Chem Flavor
Cake N’ Chem unites Wedding Cake’s luscious flavor of fruit and vanilla with the piney, skunky flavor or Stardawg. Wedding Cake-dominant phenotypes may taste more of vanilla and cake batter, and Stardawg-leaning plants may take on the diesel-fuel and roadkill skunk flavor of Chemdawg. Most phenotypes are both sweet and skunky.
Cake N’ Chem Effects
Wedding Cake is a mostly-Indica strain that delivers an extraordinarily relaxing and soothing stone. This is a highly potent variety, often producing more than 25 percent THC. Users report that Wedding Cake eases stress, pain, and general feelings of discomfort. The high starts with a gentle rush of elation and soon shifts into a numbing body stone that relaxes the muscles.
Stardawg, on the other hand, is a Sativa-dominant strain with an energizing cerebral high. This variety awakens the senses, enhancing mental focus and inspiring creative endeavors. Stardawg may also aid in relieving pain and muscle tension without making the user feel lethargic. Stardawg’s elevating high make this cultivar a wonderful all-day smoke.
Cake N’ Chem combines the deeply relaxing stone of Wedding Cake with the uplifting high of Stardawg, creating a well-balanced high that numbs the body and rouses the mind. This variety is rich in cannabinoids and delivers potent effects that, when consumed in excess, may be overwhelming for inexperienced users. Cake N’ Chem may be particularly helpful in boosting the mood and alleviating stress. It may also serve to stimulate the appetite and relieve nausea.
Cake N’ Chem Structure
Wedding Cake is of average height, with stout stalks and sharply serrated fan leaves that often sport thick resin rails. This strain forms medium to large-size colas that are heavily glazed in a thick icing of milky trichomes. The dense buds are exceedingly sticky, with violet sugar leaves, auburn pistils, and large resin glands.
Stardawg also is of medium height, with thick branches, tight internodal spacing, and forest-green leaves. This cultivar produces big, heavy colas that are perfectly symmetrical. Stardawg forms sizeable, bright-green buds with golden-brown pistils and glimmering trichomes. Most Stardawg plants remain green; however, some unique phenotypes may display shades of violet in cold climates.
Like its parents, Cake N’ Chem is of medium height, with robust branches and large, colorful fan leaves. This hybrid produces medium- to large-size colas that comprise tight clusters of frosty flowers. Cake N’ Chem buds are heavily encrusted in resin and sport a variety of stunning colors.
Growing Cake N’ Chem
This powerhouse cross is fun to grow and easy to train. As such, Cake N’ Chem is an excellent cultivar for growers of all skill levels. The plants respond well to various high- and low-stress training techniques such as topping, super cropping, and fimming. This strain is hardy and resilient and withstands most pests, diseases, and stressors. This cultivar grows vigorously during the vegetative period and, when provided with a stable environment and ample nutrition, can complete the flowering cycle in nine weeks.
Pest & Disease Control
Although Cake N’ Chem is a pest- and disease-resistant strain, growers should always follow best practices to ensure optimal results. By providing plenty of lighting and ventilation, regularly sanitizing the grow room, providing a stable pH, and feeding the plants with a rich supply of macro and micronutrients, growers can avoid most pests, diseases, and environmental stressors.
Buy Cake N’ Chem Cannabis Seeds
Cake N’ Chem is a first-rate cannabis strain that displays a host of desirable qualities. This hybrid produces hardy, healthy plants that are highly potent and aromatic. This strain combines the unrivaled bag appeal and sweet scent of Wedding Cake with the pungent skunk-funk and energizing effects of Stardawg, creating a truly unique cultivar. Cake N’ Chem’s sweet and funky flavor and well-balanced high are just the icing on the cake.
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Cake N’ Chem Genetic Makeup
(Wedding Cake x Stardawg)
Triangle Kush – 25%
Chem 4 – 25%
Chem D – 22%
Girl Scout Cookies – 13%
Fire OG – 06%
Blue Power – 06%
Affy – 03%
Photo/Grow Credit: FrostRailOrganics (2019)