Epic Remedy Strain Profile: Doc's Cake
This week, we're covering our favorite indica-dominant hybrid: Doc's Cake. Be sure to keep an eye out for the secret code within this strain profile for a 5% discount on your next purchase. All you have to do is tell your budtender what the secret code is the next time you stop in to get your discount. Remember, secret codes are good for 1 week only.
Without further ado, we're diving right into our profile and review of our Doc's Cake strain. If you've had the chance to visit any of our stores lately, there's a good chance your budtender recommended Doc's Cake to you if you were on the hunt for a sleepy, mellow Indica strain. If you haven't been properly introduced yet, Doc's Cake is a sticky cross between Doc's OG and Wedding Cake strains, both of which are perfect for managing symptoms of chronic pain, depression, insomnia, and a lack of appetite. It's considered a heavy-handed 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid that we recommend to our patients any time potent pain relief and heavy giggly relaxation is a necessity. Here's our complete Doc's Cake strain profile as well as a detailed review covering everything you can expect when you choose to medicate with our Doc's Cake flower, Doc's Cake vape cartridges, and Doc's Cake concentrates.
The Quick Rundown: Doc's Cake Strain Profile
If you just want the quick information for the Doc's Cake strain that can't be found on most strain review sites, here's a quick snapshot of Epic Remedy's Doc's Cake strain. The effects translate well into hybrid strains containing Doc's Cake as well as concentrates and vape cartridges made with Doc's Cake. The only difference is that our cartridges and concentrates are much more potent than the flower alone, ranging from 75-95% THC.
Lineage/Genetics: Wedding Cake X Doc's OG (Face-Off OG X Rare Dankness)
Classification: 80/20 Indica-dominant hybrid
Appearance: Tightly-packed football-shaped flowers. Dark green and purple in color with yellow-orange pistils and a thick layer of frosty trichomes
Flavors: Rich and tangy with that bakesale-esque Wedding Cake flavor. Hints of fuel, earth, and pepper.
Aromas: Earthy, citrusy, peppery OG funk
Effects: Fast, uplifting, and giggly cerebral effect that fades into full-body relaxation and blissful euphoria
Medical Uses: Stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep-related conditions, trouble maintaining a healthy appetite
Possible Negatives: Couch-lock, hunger, dry eyes, and cottonmouth are all possible side effects
In-Depth Details: Doc's Cake Strain Profile
Doc's Cake is a potent cross between the world-famous Wedding Cake and the uber-popular Indica-dominant Doc's OG. Together, these potent powerhouses form an ultra-relaxing, stress-busting 80/20 Indica-dominant hybrid strain testing in at a whopping 25% THC. While little is known about this strains exact origins, the cross itself is a no-brainer. Pairing a euphoric head high and a sedative body high offers the best of both worlds to both medical patients and recreational users.
The strain itself is beautiful, both on the plant and dried. She grows broad dark green water leaves and thick, densely packed colas that break open to reveal tons of resinous trichomes. When dried, Doc's Cake flowers break into tightly-wound football-shaped flowers. Each one ranges in color from dark to sage green with spacks of purple hues throughout. She offers a whole range of color, including yellow and orange in her pistils and silvery-white trichomes which cover the flowers in a thick blanket.
Doc's Cake genetics are deeply rooted in the OG Kush and Girl Scout Cookies families. With that in mind, the strain offers a huge variety of terpenes from both families, including sedative terpenes like myrcene and b-caryophyllene and flavorful terpenes like limonene, pinene, and humulene. Doc's Cake also contains a good dose of THC, though many experts say that the true effects of a cannabis strain come from its terpenes and cannabinoids together, not just the THC alone (Learn more about the Entourage Effect).
The terpenes found in Doc's Cake come from a diverse OG Kush and GSC background, making for a strain with a very unique aroma. On the plant, Doc's Cake takes after Wedding Cake in the sense that its scent is rich and nutty. However, when the flowers mature and dry it takes on a much earthier aroma. A well-adjusted nose can pick up some of the earthy, herbaceous, and peppery funk that makes up a lot of OG Kush related strains. A deeper inhale can also detect hints of citrus and fuel.
When smoked, Doc's Cake opens up a whole different world of flavor. The initial impression is a rich creaminess that coats the mouth in a citrusy tanginess. The smoke is also pretty thick, full of peppery terpenes, and a citrusy kick that is sure to make you cough. However, the strain mellows out quite a lot on the exhale. The final impression is that of diesel fuel, earthiness, pine, and a rich citrus funk.
While getting an impression of the strains flavor only takes a few seconds, the high takes hold nearly instantly. Much like the Face Off OG strain that makes up Doc's OG, the cerebral effect tends to creep up. It starts off hard and fast and sneakily works its way up into a fit of giggles before setting you down gently into a long-lasting euphoric bliss. After the giggles pass and you're comfortably high, the physical effects take hold. The strain relaxes all of your muscles with a warming sensation that causes couch-lock and a cheerful, peaceful state of being. There's a good chance this peaceful state will lull you into a restful nap or a deep sleep.
These effects make for a just-what-the-doctor-ordered type of strain. Between the mental sensation and the physical relaxation, Doc's Cake is a good choice for treating the symptoms of a variety of ailments. On the physical side, Doc's Cake is a good choice for chronic pain, muscle spasms, and nausea or appetite loss. However, it's also a great option for mental issues including insomnia and other sleep-related issues, depression, stress, and many types of anxiety. Keep in mind that it's a better choice for evening medication, though. While the strain offers a good mix of effects, it tends to be more of a physical strain than a mental one. Side effects include couch lock, an increase in appetite, and feeling relaxed, so there's a good chance that you'll want to just sit on the couch, watch a movie or play a game until bedtime.
Just be sure to keep in mind that Epic Remedy's Doc's Cake is potent. If you're sensitive to THC, you'll want to start with a small hit of this strain and see how you feel before jumping right into massive bong rips so you can keep yourself comfortable and feel the full range of effects without giving yourself anxiety.
Epic Remedy's Doc's Cake Strain Review
The last time I was in the dispensary, I grabbed an 1/8th of Doc's Cake out of sheer excitement. We were photographing it for our social, but the purple coloration and the fuelish tanginess stood out to me. As I mentioned in our Dirty Taxi review, Indicas aren't really my thing. To tell you the truth, I gotta go fast or I panic. 0% chill 100% of the time. It's exhausting, but I figured hey man, maybe I *SHOULD* try and relax. So I grabbed some for the weekend.
My plan was to go hiking to the west and camp. To make a long story short, after the first night, rain got the best of me. After a lot of complaining, I went home. I unpacked all my stuff and did a bunch of grown-up chores and then decided to smoke a fat bowl for the sheer inconvenience of leaving Colorado Springs and then having to come back to it. And honestly, I don't know if I could've had a better strain on hand for chasing away aggravation than Doc's Cake.
I'm glad that I waited to smoke it, considering I had a lot of things to do when I initially came home and the fact that the strain put me on my ass. But with nothing to do but sit at home and relax, Doc's Cake had me feeling super zenned out and at peace. An intense head rush washed over me like a wave, making me instantly forget about everything I was angry about. I love when that happens; when you smoke something and you realize that you've been holding onto anger all day and stressing yourself out for literally no reason. That realization sent me into a fit of laughter, and I spent the rest of the day relaxing.
After the initial head rush passed, the effects settled in my body. I was 100% couch-locked for several hours. In fact, I think I was too lazy to make dinner, so I ordered some take out. My mind was in a good place though, so I spent the entire afternoon laying down and collecting Patrick's socks in the Battle for Bikini Bottom reboot feeling chill and incapacitated. The only negative thing about the strain is the cottonmouth, which I had a lot of trouble getting rid of.
Since my first impression was clouded by my own blind rage, I gave it a second chance Sunday night. That time I was able to take better notes on the appearance, aroma, and flavor of the remaining portion of Doc's Cake. My notes on the appearance were that the strain was incredibly sticky. The flowers were packed densely and came in shades of sage green with purplish hues throughout. The pistils were sandy yellow and orange and each flower was coated in a thick blanket of trichomes.
The scent before the grind was aggressively earthy. It had a strange sour tartness to it that reminded me of citrusy hops. However, when that grinder came in and mixed everything up, I got an impression of a peppery OG Kush-like funk. When I packed it into my bowl and sparked it up, I got the impression of Wedding Cake's strange, rich creaminess with notes of gas and peppery earthiness. All in all, a unique flavor, but an excellent one nonetheless.
If I had to rate this one, I'd say 9/10. It only loses points because it gave me cottonmouth. Ultimately, Doc's Cake brought me out of my funk, soothed my body, and offered me a blend of unique flavors. It put me DOWN though. Incapacitated. So be sure to use this strain at night to avoid any daytime complications.
Anyway, if you haven't had the chance to try Doc's Cake from the Epic Remedy, now is your chance. Your secret code for 5% off is "Just what the doctor ordered", so get in there and try some if you're looking for a peaceful nighttime smoke that'll soothe your body and relax your mind.
Keep in mind that The Epic Remedy is 100% vertically integrated, so that super dank Doc's Cake flower you tried also comes in house-made vape cartridges and a variety of different concentrates. The variety of products and 50+ strain variety of super exotic strains (including Doc's Cake) makes The Epic Remedy the best dispensaries in Colorado Springs. If you've tried Doc's Cake, let us know what you thought by leaving a comment! Your reviews on our strain profiles help other patients learn about a variety of effects since every strain affects every person a little differently. Your feedback can help other members of the EpicFam pick the best medicine to suit their needs.