About Patti Cake
Patti Cake is a hard-to-find strain with little to no provenance. Although its breeders are not documented, it is known to be a cross between Cherry Pie and uber-popular Girl Scout Cookies. Patti Cake is also known to have an even ratio of indica to sativa influences, making it a well-balanced strain to enjoy for a variety of occasions. The strain purportedly offers a mostly sweet aroma and flavor profile.
Patti Cake is distinguished by its medium-sized flowers that hold together in a tapered formation, somewhat line miniature pinecones. The buds have a decidedly indica-influenced structure, compact and dense, with leaves that spiral inward toward themselves. The leaves are a dark, mossy green and are twisted through with curly orange hairs -- which are actually pistils, reproductive structures meant to catch pollen from male plants. Finally, translucent white trichomes cover these flowers, making them very sticky to the touch.
A first whiff of Patti Cake’s flowers picks up on some very sweet, citrus-tinged scent. Closer inspection reveals a sour, fruity scent as well, somewhat like fermenting organic material. Grinding up the thick buds gives off a hashy, incense-like odor, evidence of the OG Kush in parent strain Girl Scout Cookies’ background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Patti Cake burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke has sweet orange and candy-like flavors on the exhale.
It’s not long after consuming its flavorful smoke that users begin to feel Patti Cake’s effects. Initial signs of its arrival include an increased pressure or a twitching around the eyes and temples; some smokers also describe an increase in salivation or a flushing in the cheeks. As these sensations become more familiar, consumers may find themselves more engaged with their immediate surroundings as thoughts began to take on an elevated, cerebral quality. Previously uninteresting ideas or objects may become more dynamic. Additionally, thoughts may jump from one to the next in free association. This kind of mental engagement makes the strain a good work aid, whether your tasks at hand are analytical and detailed or more creative and open-ended. As the high wears on (or as dosage is increased), Patti Cake’s indica side begins to creep in, sending progressive waves of relaxation down through the neck and core. Smokers who may have been standing or active may find themselves hit by the desire to lounge on the closest comfortable surface. While it’s not strong enough to totally incapacitate you, the physical sedation that comes through on Patti Cake’s backend may undo any earlier motivation to cross some things off your to-do list. At this stage, Patti Cake can be a fun way to unwind with some like-minded friends, as the combination of kicked-back physical vibes and mental engagement can cause giggles and free-flowing conversation. Because of its slow decline in energy levels, Patti Cake is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.
Patti Cake’s versatile effects can also be of use to medical cannabis patients. The laser focus that comes with its onset can help facilitate concentration for those with attention deficit disorders. The strain’s mood-boosting properties can temporarily improve the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Patti Cake can also soothe physical pain, whether it’s deep-seated and chronic or a mild inflammation like a headache or nausea. Because it can bring about intense, recursive bouts of thinking that can veer into paranoia in the wrong circumstances, Patti Cake is not recommended for patients who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Seeds of Patti Cake are not available for sale online. Instead, prospective home growers should seek out a trusted source from which to obtain clippings that can be grown as “clones.” The plants can be cultivated indoors or out, although success outdoors calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Crops tend to grow short and bushy, and may require gardeners to prune their broad, light-blocking fan leaves from time to time. Patti Cake flowers within 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors.
If you’re lucky enough to come across it, pick up some Patti Cake to enjoy a smooth, evenly balanced high. It can be a fun smoke whether you’re alone or sharing with friends.