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For most families, the birthday cake tradition is easy enough to wrap your mind. At our house, it is not like we are trying to reinvent the wheel or anything. We get some candles, we light them, we sing a song, we enjoy our cake.

This is a system that has worked for many of us for as long as we can remember. However, there are others who love to put their own spin on things.

Photo: Unsplash/Richard Burlton

For one large New Jersey family, they have their own unique way of doing cakes. After sharing it on TikTok, it quickly went viral.

The Carney family, who go by @thebigdognation20 on TikTok, shared that they do “cake flips” as part of a family tradition.

Photo: TikTok/@thebigdognation20

Considering it’s a family with 20 grandkids, there’s always a reason to celebrate (and have some cake). And with every celebration, comes a beloved cake flip – a moment where one lucky person throws the cake in the air and flips it. Sometimes the cake turns out ok, and sometimes it doesn’t.

This is one daredevil family that does not care what other people think. We are going to keep all the way real here and say that our biggest worry here is the cake! This rite of passage is fun to watch but it’s undoubtedly resulted in some ruined cake.

Thankfully, the Carney family shared on TikTok that they usually have a backup cake and plenty of other desserts to choose from.


They shared in one video that the first cake flip started after a couple of cousins got together with a few beers. One of them dared another to do it – and a tradition was born.

They sure seem to have a great time together!

Watch their cake flips in the videos below:


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