I have been wondering if there is a cake in portal 2 or not. I've seen this question raised on quite some forums but nobody seems to be able to answer it correctly. Some say there is, some say they don't. I've seen a few screenshots, but I'm not sure they are real, because most of them are just from portal 1.

So, is the cake real, or is the cake a lie?

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    the cake is not a lie. i ate it
    – user8949
    May 2, 2011 at 12:47
  • How can it be a lie if it was never promised?
    – Nick T
    May 2, 2011 at 17:47

2 Answers 2


The cake is not real, nor a lie, because

you are never offered any cake.

The only reference in the entire game can be seen in this video (obvious spoilers)

PS: The new meme is Lemons

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    This is NOT the only reference. In co-op, look closely at the text on the monitors at entrance to each course just before the disassembly machines (above the panel that shows your specific progress). You may need to zoom in.
    – Shinrai
    May 2, 2011 at 14:27
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    @Billare - because those are panels, not crushers. (She has those too). May 2, 2011 at 17:25
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    There is also a cake in the cartoons on the wall. May 2, 2011 at 17:29
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    Lemons? I thought the new meme was potatOS or potato batteries?
    – Hilydrow
    May 2, 2011 at 22:28
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    @EricGagnon That's the nice thing about Portal 2. It is no longer limited to one meme.
    – user56
    May 9, 2011 at 19:31

One of the developers said he was tired of the overuse of the cake is a lie meme, so he kept callbacks to it to a minimum.

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