Like the creamy, Italian dessert of its name, resting atop a pillowy soft sponge of creamy vanilla, the Gelato Cake strain is a perfect blend of flavor and effect. It‘s a potent powerhouse experienced users love. The Gelato Cake strain is appreciated by recreational and medicinal patients because of some serious cannabinoid stats and a proud lineage coming from the Cookies family.
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Taste of Gelato Cake Strain
This indica-dominant hybrid (75% indica & 25% sativa) is a cross between the sweet berry of Gelato #33 and the creamy vanilla frosting of Wedding Cake. Its sweet and creamy vanilla flavor hits the tongue with each toke, followed by a rich, peppery pine upon exhale.
Gelato Cake gets its balance of calming and energizing effects from papa Gelato #33, another heavy indica which rose to fame as Leafly’s 2018 Strain of the Year award. When this is paired with even more potent weed, you get a creamy, dreamy strain.
Wedding Cake is the earthy mother of our creamy Gelato Cake strain. And while she really doesn’t taste like cake, the pleasure principle is still strong. Wedding Cake THC clocks in at approximately 25% but has been higher.
Gelato Cake Effects
As the bambino of double indicas, Gelato Cake is known for a balance of energy and relaxation, perfect for the start of some fun project. However, this berries-and-vanilla bud is bound to slide you into a full-body buzz that can last hours.
Many experienced users enjoy the Gelato Cake strain near bedtime or before another relaxing time of day. Once the energetic effects of the fruity Gelato #33 wear away to the dreamier side of your high, it’s one of the most relaxing cannabis strains.
For medicinal purposes, the Gelato Cake strain is often used for stimulating appetite. But with its high average THC level, Gelato Cake is also used for chronic pain, insomnia, inflammation, chronic stress, anxiety, cramps and muscle spasms.
Gelato Cake Strain Terpenes
The flavors of the Gelato Cake strain include vanilla, berries, pepper and pine. There are also notes of sour citrus and gas. This complex spectrum of smells delivers a potent punch because of the terpenes present.
Bisabolol, which is also found in German Chamomile, gives Gelato Cake hints of a light, sweet, floral aroma. This terpene is beneficial for its potential anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties.
The Gelato Cake strain also has the terpene carene, which contributes a sweet, hearty, pungent smell resembling lemon, musk and pine. It’s found in basil, pepper, cedar, pine, rosemary and turpentine. Potential benefits include anti-inflammatory and antifungal effects and bone healing.
Ocimene; also found in mint, parsley, pepper, basil, mangoes and orchids; offers sweet and herbaceous flavors with citrusy and woody undertones. In cannabis, it has been noted for antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, decongestant and antibacterial properties.
The lesser-known and lesser-studied terpene phellandrene; found in eucalyptus, turmeric, ginger grass, cinnamon, lavender, mint, dill, parsley and pine; is still known to have antifungal, antibacterial and analgesic properties and has been studied for fighting cancer cells too.
Growers choose to grow the Gelato Cake strain for its creamy, berry, gassy and vanilla frosting aromas. Gelato Cake can be grown indoors and outdoors, with a flowering time of 8-9 weeks.
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Gelato Cake Uses
Known for its full-body sedation, the Gelato Cake strain is loved by medicinal and experienced recreational users with a high tolerance. This indica-dominant strain’s heavy euphoric effects come from an average THC level over 20%, the highest over 25% and a unique terpene profile.
Most users feel euphoria first, followed by waves of happiness and extreme relaxation, so it’s a natural choice for those with anxiety or suffer from depression. Medical patients also use the Gelato Cake strain for stimulating appetite as well as relieving stiffness, pain and stress.
Recreational users enjoy the uplifting and creative effects of the Gelato Cake strain experience. There’s an overall sense of happiness and peace that fades into the deep bod buzz from this hybrid. That’s because of the Gelato Cake strain lineage.
Gelato #33 Papa
Growers choose to grow the Gelato Cake strain for its berry gassy and creamy vanilla frosting aromas. This hybrid gets these unique properties as the result of crossing two powerhouse indica-dominant strains including Gelato #33.
Also known as “Larry Bird” (another famous #33), this is a fairly potent strain with THC levels reportedly about 20%, Gelato #33 is a delicious and nicely balanced daytime hybrid union of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.
Gelato #33 gives its spawn, the Gelato Cake strain, hints of sweet scents of orange, earth and mint. It’s a chatty, creative, euphoric and relaxed strain that fades to a warm body buzz, very similar to its offspring.
Wedding Cake Mama
The mama of the Gelato Cake is also known as Pink Cookies or Birthday Cake. She’s a well known indica-dominant hybrid cross between GSC and Cherry Pie. Wedding Cake has a CBD level of less than 1% with a THC content of up to 27%, for very potent pot.
Wedding Cake smells earthy with only a hint of sweetness on the back end. There’s a rich, tangy and sour taste, unlike frosting, with a slight creamy aftertaste that might remind you of dessert (or at least something well baked).
Like her prodigy, the Gelato Cake strain, Wedding Cake starts as a very clear-headed high, followed by feelings of euphoria, elevated mood and a sense of happiness & well being. This buzz ends warmly and delightfully heavy in the body.
Wedding Cake also helps to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression- traits she passed on to Gelato Cake. Her relaxing effects work well for insomnia and anxiety and analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties help with arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia and other painful maladies.
Gelato Cake Love
The Gelato Cake strain can be grown indoors and outdoors, with a flowering time of 8-9 weeks. Its bud structure features dense, grape-shaped, dark olive-green nugs with lots of thin orange hairs and a frosty thick coating of chunky white crystal trichomes.
Gelato Cake is one of those strains that’s sought for it’s amazingly balanced hybrid high with out-of-this-world flavors and intense effects. Best of all, you can usually find these dense green-to-purple nugs at your local dispensary.