Although its name refers to a traditional Mardi Gras dessert, KUSH CAKE hails from the rainy Pacific Northwest instead of humid New Orleans. This strain, created by prolific Oregon growing operation Golden Beaver Farms, is a cross between Mystic Gem and the legendary Grandaddy Purple. The strain affects both the mind and body and boasts fragrant, colorful buds. KUSH CAKE THC content has been measured at between
KUSH CAKE stands out with its unique flowers; though only small to medium in size, these buds are a colorful patchwork of mossy green and deep purple. The distinctive purple hues passed on from Grandaddy Purple, come about when cold weather stimulates the plants’ high concentrations of the pigment anthocyanin. The flowers adhere in a dense structure at the core, but the small leaves spiral outward at their margins in a fluffy-looking sativa fashion. Finally, sticky and cloudy trichomes cover all visible surfaces of the buds, giving them a slightly dewy sheen.
When properly cured,KUSH CAKE’s impressive flowers have a predominantly sweet aroma, with some saccharine notes like cotton candy. On a second whiff, some suggestions of tropical fruit like pineapple may emerge as well. Grinding up or picking apart these buds, meanwhile, gives off more of a peppery odor, paying testament to the Afghani indica landrace in this bud’s lineage.KUSH CAKE gives off a palpably sweet and easily ingested smoke when burnt; on the exhale, this smoke has a tangy, sour-sweet flavor.