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If I'm real, you want me.
If I'm not, I'm a lie.
If I'm real, you'll eat me.
If I'm not, I'm batter.

You might eat me raw, though not healthy.
You might eat me baked, still not healthy.
You might want me now, but it's not the time.
You might want to celebrate, it's finally time.

What am I?

Hint:

The achievement in one game for making me is a reference to another.

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Are you

A cake?

If I'm real, you want me.

You want cake if it's real

If I'm not, I'm a lie.

"Cake is a lie" is a phrase from Portal

If I'm real, you'll eat me.

You can eat cake if it's real

If I'm not, I'm batter.

If it's not made, it's cake batter

You might eat me raw, though not healthy.

Raw cake batter is not healthy (raw eggs)

You might eat me baked, still not healthy.

Cake is sweet and not necessarily healthy

You might want me now, but it's not the time.

People don't randomly eat cake at random times

You might want to celebrate, it's finally time.

Cake is eaten at celebrations

Hint:

The achievement in one game for making me is a reference to another.
In Minecraft, the achievement for making cake is "The Lie", which is a Portal reference.

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    $\begingroup$ I guess I need to wait 15 minutes from making the question before I can mark an answer as correct XD $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Jul 23 at 15:22
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It's cake! Explanation: If I'm real, you want me. Cake is a delicious treat, and probably something that you'd want. If I'm not, I'm a lie. This is a reference to "the cake is a lie", a cultural reference. (EDIT: Portal) If I'm real, you'll eat me. Cakes are edible! If I'm not, I'm batter. An uncooked cake is simply a bowl of batter. You might eat me raw, though not healthy. One can eat uncooked cake batter, but can face certain health risks, such as Salmonella. You might eat me baked, but still not healthy. Cakes generally contain a large amount of saturated fat and sugar, which isn't great for you. You might want me now, but it's not the time. Those on a diet have to restrain from eating delicious foods such as cake. You might want to celebrate, it's finally time. Cakes are often the most looked forward to part of a celebration, such as a birthday.

The hint:

Baking a cake in the game Minecraft is a reference to Portal. (The achievement is known as "A Lie".)

The title:

In the game Portal, a cake is promised to the character Chell for completing a test.

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  • $\begingroup$ Great answer! Think I just nipped you! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jul 23 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid El-Guest was more specific in his answer, and he explained the hint. Well done, though! $\endgroup$ – CStafford-14 Jul 23 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ Darn. Good job, @El-Guest! I saw you post as I was typing the last sentence. $\endgroup$ – Cloudy7 Jul 23 at 15:19
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you, @Cloudy7! Happy puzzling! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Jul 23 at 15:20

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