Decarba-what? Decarboxylation is basically a fancy way of saying that the herb needs to be heated to fully activate it to its psychoactive form. Think: A joint won’t get anyone high unless it’s lit on fire.
Also, different strains of marijuana have varying levels of THC, so they can impact each person differently. Brunt TM, et al. (2014). Therapeutic satisfaction and subjective effects of different strains of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis. DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000129 That, combined with how long it takes for the effects to kick in, and it’s easy to take more than intended.
The “special brownie” needs less introduction than most baked goods, but you’ll find no sloppily constructed, slightly burnt bars here.
For those who don’t live near a dispensary (or a group of friendly college kids), here’s a low-key way to get your hands on safe, tasty edibles: Go homemade.
We don’t mean to kill your buzz, but some adverse side effects of ingesting too much THC include motor impairment, extreme sedation, agitation, anxiety, cardiac stress, vomiting and, in rare cases, psychosis.
Not only will they taste better, but when you DIY, you’re also fully in charge of how much bud actually ends up in the brownies. This recipe calls for a full 1/8 ounce of cannabis, yet the process still works if you decide to use less.
This recipe makes 16 potent brownies. While they’re delicious, we don’t recommend you eat more than one at a time. If you’re new to all this, eat a small one. And be patient. It could take up to 90 minutes for the brownie to digest and the high to hit you.
We made the full batch of the cannabutter recipe below, used our preferred amount in the brownies, and stored the excess in the fridge in a clearly marked container (emphasis on “clearly marked”).
Before you dump the contents of your grinder into a box of Duncan Hines Double Fudge, hang on a sec. To draw out cannabis’s full potential in edibles, it must be decarboxylated.
Yep, we went there. Tips, tricks, and a detailed recipe for making pretty darn delicious, homemade magic brownies.
Purple Queen gets her name from the stunning purple shades that are displayed upon her flowers and sugar leaves. The lineage of this indica-dominant hybrid stems from the Hindu Kush mountains and was introduced to the cannabis world by exploring strain-hunters. She is the offspring of parent strains Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, and features a genetic makeup of 75% indica genetics and 25% sativa genetics. The powerful scents and tastes of citrus present within this variety add serious flavour to space cakes, giving them a fruity and zesty theme. Purple Queen produces THC levels of 22%, which makes for quite the experience when consumed in edible form. Her effects are primarily relaxing and euphoric, mellowing out into a full-body stone.
Royal Cookies yields up to 525g/m² when grown indoors, reaching a height of between 80–110cm. Outdoor plants will achieve 500g/plant and stretch taller to 180cm, with flowers ready to harvest during the middle of October. She has an indoor flowering time of 8–9 weeks.
Purple Queen favours a mild to warm climate and performs great both indoors and outdoors. Indoor plants yield between 450–500g/m² and grow to heights of 80–120cm. Plants cultivated outdoors within gardens will produce heavy yields of up to 700g/plant and grow to towering heights of 210cm. Purple Queen features an indoor flowering time of 7–8 weeks, with outdoor plants ready to harvest during October.
There you have it, a super easy way to make an irresistible space cake – anyone should be able to make it, and the versatility means you can make all kinds of awesome and tantalising flavours. Just remember to enjoy responsibly and let anyone you share it with known what’s in it. You will be on your way to the outer reaches of bliss in no time at all! (allow 45-90 minutes for digestion!)
Lemon Haze is a fairly easy strain to grow and offers rewarding yields. She reaches a height of just under 200cm and features a flowering time of 7–9 weeks. Her flowers are truly stunning and feature a shiny layer of resin alongside bright orange calyxes.
With this in mind, we have put together an out-of-this-world space cake recipe so that you can make your very own.
- 8 grams of cannabis bud, or the equivalent strength in either cuttings or hash.
- 1 ¾ cups of flour
- 1 cup of non-salted butter
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- ¾ cup of milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ teaspoons of baking powder
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Any other ingredients you want to improve the cake with, such as cocoa powder, vanilla extract, dried fruit, icing/frosting, buttercream, chocolate chips, or anything else – your imagination is your only limit.
There is nothing quite as sumptuous as well prepared space cake, combining a love for good food and good weed. So here is how you make one.
A space cake is as awesome as it sounds. Imagine your favourite cake, but infused with the unbridled and buzzing power of cannabis! Pretty much ever coffeeshop in Amsterdam will offer space cakes in one form or another, and they have become increasingly popular with those who want to reach that high, but in a discreet and tasty manner.
Make your very own marijuana space cakes with our awesome easy to follow recipe.