Papaya Cake is an indica-dominant cross between Wedding Cake and the highly narcotic Papaya that leans 80% indica. It's renowned for its sweet, tropical smell and vanilla flavor that's reminiscent of, you guessed it, wedding cake. It was created by Oni Seed Co. and is often used in extracts & distillates for its copious resin output.
My cut tested at 27.1% THC and 0.1% CBD, with limonene, linalool and myrcene being the most prevalent terpenes. I paid $7.50 for a half-gram. The buds are shaped like giant teardrops with a light green hue & sparse orange hairs. It smells fairly sour and tropical with notes of freshly baked bread that's been toasted ever-so-slightly... sort of like angel food cake smothered in pineapple icing. The sour/acrid element hits waaaay back in the sinuses when you take a whiff, reminding you where the 'papaya' name came from.
I roll her up in a raspberry joint and head outside to sit on the bench and enjoy the (again) unusually warm winter weather. It burns fine & doesn't necessarily have any noteworthy flavors. Unfortunately, the high is nothing to write home about either. I was high but there were no fireworks. No euphoria, warmth, lightness in the limbs, energy/focus or other effects I tend to seek in good bud. Granted, my tolerance has been climbing due to increased use of THC/CBD Simple Cure Edibles and the uber potent GMO Cookies flower, so I may need another go-round with Papaya Cake to get a good feel for her virtues. But the first round was a wash. This is unexpected since the THC content is nearly as high as the GMO Cookies (which I was floored by) and the CBD content isn't too shabby either.
The second trial is basically a repeat of the first except with MUCH colder weather--37 degrees with snow on the horizon. I rush to finish the joint and get back inside where it's warm to write this review. Unfortunately there are still no sparks... no fireworks or surprises I missed on the first go-round. But it's a nice strain for a quiet winter's eve.
Overall, I give Papaya Cake a 4.7 of 5 stars for smell, potency & bag appeal. The aroma is unique and mouthwatering, guaranteed to make you crave a trip to the local bakery or pasteleria. Heavy indica lovers and fans of the Wedding Cake line should check it out. I recommend Papaya Cake for insomniacs, people with anxiety, stress, pain and appetite loss. The smell alone will make you crave fruit or sweets. Just don't expect any waves of productivity or inspiration after consuming this one. It's best suited for nighttime use or quiet Sundays on the couch/meditation mat.