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Mango Cake: A Guide to the Good Buds Organic Strain

Mango Cake is one of the newest members of the GOOD BUDS family. It was made by crossing the Mango Taffie and Wedding Cake strains. It is grown on our farm in Living Organic Soils on Salt Spring Island, BC. Mango Cake is a dessert cross of our original Mango Taffie strain with Wedding Cake. It's an exotic, sweet strain that was bred in-house and is exclusive to GOOD BUDS.

This article will tell you about the different parts of Mango Cake, how it tastes and smells, what it looks like, and how it makes you feel. We will also tell you how we grow, harvest and finish Mango Cake.

Mango Cake Strain Overview

Mango Cake is a mix of GOOD BUDS' original Mango Taffie strain with Wedding Cake. It smells like mangoes with a gassy afterburn, followed by sweet vanilla frosting from the Wedding Cake. The dry pull tastes like ripe mangoes and orange zest, with a creamy cake dough mouthfeel on the exhale.

Mango Cake is grown in small batches in Living Organic Soils. Each batch of Mango Cake is harvested by hand, dried by hanging it up, trimmed by hand, and packed by hand using artisanal slow-cure methods.

GOOD BUDS Mango Cake strain card

Quick Facts: Mango Cake

THC - 20-28%

CBD - >2%

Sativa - 60%

Indica - 40%

Flavour Profile - Mango Cream Cake

Flavour Notes - Mango, Sweet, Vanilla

Dominant Terpenes - Terpinolene, Ocimene, Myrcene

Grown: Indoors (No Till Living Soil Organic)


Mango Cake is a Good Buds house strain bred from Mango Taffie and Wedding Cake. It's one of our sweetest strains. Thesweet ripe mango flavours of the Mango Taffie combine with creamy vanilla cake from the Wedding Cake to produce a delicious fruity dessert strain that's both fruity and smooth.

Let's look deeper into each of the parent genetics:

  • Mango Taffie is an original Good Buds strain that’s known for its distinct sweet mango aromas and flavour. It's a cross of LA Affie with a Hawaiian Landrace. Mango Taffie is a sativa strain that’s caked in sticky resin and trichomes.

  • Wedding Cake is a potent indica-hybrid strain that's a cross of Triangle Kush and Animal Mints. This strain of cannabis tastes sweet and vanilla-y, with a zesty tang. You will also taste hints of pepper and earthiness, as well as a thick texture similar to cake batter. The effects of this strain typically leaves your body feeling calm. In the legacy market, it is also known as Triangle Mints #23 or Pink Cookies.

Because of the indica-leaning Wedding Cake, Mango Cake is much closer to a hybrid strain than the pure sativa Mango Taffie. Mango Taffie lovers will enjoy this strain as a more relaxed experience, while bringing a similar mango-forward flavour and terp profile.


Mango Cake is a lot like its parent, Mango Taffie. One of the things that makes it special is its juicy mango aromas. It's sweet and has delicious vanilla cake undertones that go well with the sweet mango flavors. You might also taste a little bit of citrus, which makes it slightly sour and sharp. There are also light hints of spice that make it taste woody and earthy.

You can grind up these nugs to release their smell or take a big hit from a pipe, bong, or joint to enjoy its sweet and tropical aroma and flavor.

Terpene Profile

The terpene profile for Mango Cake is dominated by Terpinolene, Ocimene and s-Myrcene. Sabinene Hydrate and s-Caryophyllene make up the rest of the top five terps, which together represent more than 60% of the total terpenes found in Mango Cake.

GOOD BUDS Mango Cake cannabis strain terpene profile chart


Mango Cake has a tropical flavor that tastes like ripe mangoes. The inhale tastes sweet and sugary like candy, while the exhale is a vanilla flavor with a thick cakey feeling.

Appearance and Bud Structure

GOOD BUDS Mango Cake Bud Shot

Mango Cake buds are pale green with lots of orange pistils. The buds are dense, medium in size and coated with trichomes. The buds have a sticky, resinous feel and break apart easily.


Mango Cake is a great strain for a creative and productive day, or even a social event. It typically creates more zippy, energetic effect that Mango Taffie users will immediately recognize. The Wedding Cake side of its lineage balances things out, creating a more balanced, uplifted high that's focused.

How it’s Grown

GOOD BUDS raised soil bed from a micro-batch indoor cultivation room - Living Soil Organics from Salt Spring Island, BC

Mango Cake is grown indoors on our FVOPA-Certified Organic family farm located on Salt Spring Island, BC. Each lot of Mango Cake is grown in a 650sq ft double-wide shipping container in no-till raised living organic soil beds. We grow under LEDs and prune regularly to train the plants.

Being a certified-organic farm, we grow every batch of Mango Cake under a fully organic cultivation program. That means you'll get bud that's 100% free of pesticides, herbicides or any other harmful chemicals.

We use only organic nutrients, rich in bioavailable microorganisms. Our living organic soils are so nutrient-rich that mushrooms often grow in our soils below the canopy, providing even more biodiversity, microfungi and micronutrients.

Mango Cake is fed nothing but 100% pure recaptured rainwater, collected from our rainwater catchment ponds. With water security being a concern on the island, we’re proud that our family farm doesn't take any water from local wells or aquifers.

How it’s Harvested

Every batch of Mango Cake is hand Harvested and slow cure hang dried for at least 14 days. It's then bucked down by hand and stored in nitrogen flushed bags in our secure storage room until it's ready for sale. Our team then grades the buds and either hand trims them for flower, or rolls them into hand-finished pre-rolls.

Hand Trimming some GOOD BUDS Living Soil Organic Flower

In Conclusioango Cake is a house-bred tasty dessert strain from GOOD BUDS. While it has high THC, its defining feature is definitely its deliciously sweet aroma, terpene and flavour profile. Its grown on Salt Spring Island, BC in Living Organic Soils for the best possible flavour and experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you call it Mango Cake?

The name Mango Cake was created by our team to try and capture the flavour and aroma profile of this strain. With the undeniable ripe mango flavours, and its Hawaiian lineage, the word “Mango” needed to be included in the strain name. We felt the word “Cake” was a good fit, given the strain’s sweet flavour profile, and it also gives a nod to its other parent strain: Wedding Cake.

Are you Organic Certified? If so, why doesn’t it say so on the label?

Yes! We’re certified organic by the Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association (FVOPA), and all of our product is grown organically. The reason we don’t include the specific term “Certified Organic” on the label is because certain provinces do not recognize organic certification of cannabis.

To keep things simple, we’ve opted instead to use the term “Living Soil Organics” or "LSO" as a subtitle to our main GOOD BUDS logo to communicate that all of our flower is grown in living organic soils, and in accordance with FVOPA’s strict organic cultivation program.

What's the Difference between your "Living Soil Organics" products and your "Family Reserve LSO" products?

At GOOD BUDS, we're proud that ALL of our products are grown in living organic soils, in accordance with our organic cultivation program.

While all of our product is Living Soil Organic, our "Family Reserve LSO" lineup is specially mentioned to highlight that it's from our micro-lot indoor rooms and has received only the top level of care and treatment.

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