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''Cupcakes'' is a dark and extremely gory fanfic of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' by Sergeant Sprinkles.

Plot synopsis: Pinkie Pie invites Rainbow Dash to her bakery and offers her a cupcake. Rainbow Dash discovers too late that the cupcake was drugged; she wakes up some time later strapped to a table in a darkened room decorated up like a party, but in place of streamers and balloons are bloody, bones and body parts. Pinkie Pie appears wearing a dress made from pony flesh and a necklace of unicorn horns. She reveals that she has killed many other ponies and then tells Rainbow Dash that "her number came up". She then proceeds to slowly and brutally mutilate Rainbow Dash as described in graphic detail, eventually killing her.

Perhaps what makes this story so disturbing is that, throughout the entire story, Pinkie Pie keeps up her bubbly, cheery personality, cracking jokes and insisting that she and Rainbow Dash are having a party, even as Dash pleads and begs for her life. The fic is notorious among the fanbase, to the point where it inspired several pieces of artwork and multiple alternate endings.

Read it [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Cupcakes here]]. But ''dear lord'' know what you're getting yourself into. The original version can be found [[http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/Cupcakes_(Original) here]]

A Dramatic Reading of the story can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJyDjKFEtk here]]. The sporking of this story from the continuum by the [[WebOriginal/ProtectorsOfThePlotContinuum PPC]] can be found [[https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1KmcAgo2JEbSFBr6ZFRHUSp3Ey4gXyi384U90HLipCnE here]], if you'd like to sleep a bit easier tonight.

For those of you who ''don't'' want to be mentally scarred for life, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AbtCTbSWTk this intentional bastardization will basically tell you everything you need to know]]. It's also good for if you have read "Cupcakes" and need some NightmareRetardant.[[note]]The video linked in this paragraph happens to tie in with the continuity of the uploader's AbridgedSeries, in case you're curious about why the voices are the way they are.[[/note]]

An alleged (former) Creator/{{Hasbro}} animator worked on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AuJjuxqAw this]] beauty in his spare time. If you need a version to giggle with the ghosties with, this would probably be the one for you, though still easily graphic and on the disturbitude scale of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' and ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' put together.

There have also been several musical works dedicated to the FanFiction: Including a VideoGame/{{Portal 2}} "Want You Gone" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMgByEotGpM cross-over/cover]] (and a [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} "Still Alive"]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwRuutV8TKc cover]]) and [[http://futret.bandcamp.com/album/cupcakes two]] [[http://tarbyrocks.bandcamp.com/album/something-broke-the-continuing-tale-of-pinkie-pie-ponycide tribute]] albums; by {{Futret}} and Tarby, respectively.

This fic has also caused an ever [[FanVerse growing amount of related fanfictions]] by other authors. Prequels, parodies, and sequels. It even has a (worse?) SpiritualSuccessor called ''{{FanFic/Pattycakes}}''.
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!!''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' contains examples of:
* AdultFear[=/=]HarmfulToMinors: Twist was apparently one of Pinkie's victims as is Silver Spoon at TheStinger; [[spoiler: Turns out, however, that both of them are Apple Bloom's victims]].
* AnimatedAdaptation: There are many of these on Website/YouTube and Website/{{Newgrounds}}. See TheMusical below for one of them. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43AuJjuxqAw This one]] is rather popular, if only because it's rumored to have been made by a member of the production staff.
* AnyoneCanDie: Pinkie has gotten to countless ponies, including, if the above image is anything to believe, '''Princess Luna'''. Yes, the second most powerful pony in all of Equestria, who controls THE NIGHT ITSELF, has been captured, killed, and made into cupcakes by a sugar-hopped, partying earth pony.
** In regards to Luna being killed by Pinkie Pie, [[http://www.bunnyrock.com/MyLittlePonyForensicsIsMagic1.pdf one story]] actually draws attention to how difficult it would be for somepony to actually overpower Luna, let alone kill her. Even Twilight Sparkle would have been hard-pressed to do so. [[spoiler: Which leaves only one pony capable of doing so, who just so happens to raise the sun....]]
* AssholeVictim: Pinkie had already killed [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing Gilda the Griffon]]]] by the time she decided to go after Rainbow Dash. There's also [[spoiler:the resident {{Jerkass}} filly, Diamond Tiara, amongst the victims.]]
** In one of the animated adaptations, [[spoiler: along with Gilda, other victims are The Great and Powerful Trixie and Angel. As one of the more popular comments notes, "Let's be honest, Angel bunny had it coming..."]]
** And for her detractors I.E haters of a certain blue pegasus, Rainbow Dash herself could qualify too. Though she's more of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* AxCrazy: Pinkie Pie [[spoiler: and Apple Bloom.]]
* TheBadGuyWins: Frankly, it's not likely ''anypony'' has had any luck trying to escape Pinkie's games.
** This holds true even in sequels and other expansions to Cupcakes. For example in [[spoiler: ''My Little Pony: Forensics is Magic'', it is revealed that most of the killings were orchestrated by Princess Celestia, since the body parts of the victims could be used in the creation of Homunculi, who could both replace the victims as well as provide horsepower for farming, which there was a shortage of according to Celestia in her {{Motive Rant}}. Wedge, one of the protagonists is told all of the above by Celestia, who has him at her mercy and is willing to kill him to ensure his silence. Just before she's does so, Applebloom, who had been peeking form behind a open door, rushes into the room and shields Wedge with her body. It seems like Applebloom made a HeroicSacrifice, then Celestia refrains from attacking Applebloom...until it's revealed that Wedge is Applebloom's, having helped Pinkie in her killing spree. Celestia lets Applebloom (who has the Cutie Mark of a hacksaw) and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders carry off Wedge to be tortured and killed, with Celestia apparently having plans for using the moon as a place for several secret depopulation camps. The ending does have a {{Hope Spot}} in the form of a Dictaphone that Wedge chucked to Derpy, who carried it to Twilight's house, where it was discovered by Spike.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Pinkie Pie, a bubbly, somewhat ditzy pony, brutally murders her friend with a smile on her face and acts just that way the whole time.
* BlackComedy[=/=]BloodyHilarious: Due to Pinkie's attitude to the whole deal, and how {{Purple Prose}}y the murder is described, some people found it hilarious.
* BrainBleach: There's quite a bit of fanart and fanfics of the characters reading this fic ([[{{Progress}} or in one case seeing a movie of it]]) and having this reaction.
* BrokenAngel: A few of the {{Alternate Ending}}s have Rainbow Dash survive but end up as this instead.
* CannibalLarder: Pinkie Pie adorns her room with painted skulls, disembodied pony heads and streamers made from dried-up intestines, among other things.
* CerebusSyndrome: It starts out simple and friendly enough... then it gets uneasy.
* CharacteristicTrope: Almost all {{Dark Fic}}s in this fandom are in some way connected to this story.
* ColdBloodedTorture
* ComicBookAdaptation: There's one up on Deviant Art which is still ongoing. It's more or less identical except depicted in images rather than text.
* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Many people believe that it's "Pinkamena Diane Pie" (flat-haired, depressive-to-psychotic Pinkie) who does all the slaughtering in ''Cupcakes'', something that fan art frequently supports. Not only have they clearly never read the fic, but they don't know either that ''Cupcakes'' was released ''before'' the premiere of "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", the first episode to have Pinkie turn back into Pinkamena. So when ''Cupcakes'' was published, let alone written, Pinkamena didn't even exist yet.
** When "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]" premiered, many thought they saw disturbing parallels to ''Cupcakes''. In fact, however, they only saw parallels to what they believed ''Cupcakes'' is about without daring to verify.
** Pinkamena is complicated. Straight hair equaling SanitySlippage comes from Party of One, SanitySlippage equaling basement torture chamber comes from Cupcakes, "Pinkamena" as the name for straight-haired Pinkie comes from the fact that she always had straight hair back on the rock farm where she went by her whole name. [[http://derpibooru.org/373505?scope=scpeaea823382745e06f48204c5d50dc13da60985f04 Put it all together and what do you get]]?
* CreepyPasta: Its infamy has caused CupCakes to become classified as one, though in this case its akin to an honorary creepypasta.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: A good friend of yours strapping you down, mutilating your body, and having you later made into cupcakes is the last thing '''anyone''' would ever want.
* CuteAndPsycho: The most disturbing thing about the fic is that, despite all the murder, evisceration and evil cooking, Pinkie's outer self is just as happy, cute and casual as ever.
* DarkFic: And how! Well-known fanblog "Blog/EquestriaDaily" has many darkfics hosted, which are sorted under the "Grimdark" tag. ''Cupcakes'' is the [[BrokeTheRatingScale only fic]] on the site with the "[[PrecisionFStrike GRIMDARK AS FUCK]]" tag. Unless Equestria Daily ever starts allowing gorefics (Cupcakes was the exception because people kept pestering the site owner about it), it will be the only one with that tag.
* DeadGuyPuppet: Pinkie does this with [[spoiler: Gilda]]'s skull.
* DeathByIrony: Rainbow Dash, representing the [[UndyingLoyalty Element of Loyalty to one's friends]], was betrayed and murdered by one of them.
* DefiantToTheEnd: Gilda, to the point where Pinkie Pie shoves a Parasprite down her throat. Unlike Rainbow Dash, Gilda is so badass she badmouths Pinkie Pie until she dies.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Based on the victims we see, this could be interpreted as a RevengeFic. However, the worst any of the victims have done is be petty {{Jerkass}}es. The fake movie trailer has her flip out over not being invited to the Grand Galloping Gala and being snubbed for Gummy's after-birthday party.
* ElectricTorture
* [[spoiler:EnfantTerrible: Apple Bloom. Dear Celestia, APPLE BLOOM.]]
** And if you're willing to count [[{{Manchild}} Adult Children]], Pinkie Pie herself.
* EtTuBrute: Rainbow Dash had this realization when she finds out that Pinkie Pie was a mass-murderer, and was planning to kill her too.
* FallenHero: The same pony representing the Element of Laughter, who helped to defeat Nightmare Moon and Discord, is now a homicidal maniac with cannibalistic intentions.
* FanVerse: The fanfic has been receiving an ever growing number of [[SpinOff Spin-Offs]], {{Spiritual Successor}}s, [[FanSequel Fan Sequels and Prequels]], [[Blog/AskAPony Ask Blogs]] and FanWebComics based on or is set in Cupcake's (sometimes in conjunction with another popular DarkFic) universe (even the spin-off {{Dark Fic}}s themselves are [[{{Crossover}} crossing over]] ''each other'') that a BloodierAndGorier version of Equestria is beginning to form where everyone has gone insane and the victims are somehow resurrected BackFromTheDead (or have somehow survived the ordeal) to experience their torture and suffering all over again or to seek revenge on their killers.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Pinkie retains her cheerful attitude while committing her atrocities.
* {{Flanderization}}: Although the original story uses a happy, curly-haired pony who behaves upbeat and is called "Pinkie Pie", references to this fan fiction written or drawn ''after'' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]" aired will often call her "Pinkamena" instead (during a 'depressed' part of her childhood she went by her full name of Pinkamena Diane Pie), and represent the character with the straight hair and morose attitude she displayed during that episode.
* FlayingAlive: [[spoiler:But not alive for long.]]
* ForceFeeding: It's briefly mentioned that Pinkie forced a live Parasprite down [[spoiler:Gilda's]] throat. In one of the unofficial sequels, Pinkie Pie [[spoiler:feeds Fluttershy's beloved pet rabbit, Angel, to Gummy and then attempts to force-feed his remains to Fluttershy]].
* [[GenuineHumanHide Genuine Pony Hide]]: Pinkie's "dress".
* GigglingVillain: Pinkie.
* {{Gorn}}: Oh so much.
* GrotesqueCute: It's Pinkie Pie re-enacting {{Hostel}}!
* GutPunch: See WhamLine below.
* HeroKiller: Technically, one hero is the killer of another, but still.
* HeroicBSOD: Poor Rainbow Dash. Tried so hard to make it out, but in the end, simply gave up and ended up being made into a cupcake.
* [[{{Fingore}} Hoofgore]]
* HurricaneOfPuns: All of them organ-related.
* [[ImAHumanitarian I'm An Equitarian]]
* InstantSedation: Pinkie's knockout cupcakes.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Goes both ways: Pinkie murders Gilda, who is a complete and utter {{Jerkass}}, but more because Pinkie is utterly insane and less about being offended by her behavior. Gilda, on the other hand, was a jerk for the sake of being a jerk to Pinkie Pie, but considering Pinkie Pie turns out to be an insane murderer in this, [[MuggingTheMonster Gilda wasn't exactly crapping on an innocent little flower]] like she was with Fluttershy.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The fact that this fic was grimdark was actually supposed to be a plot twist. It's why the story has such an innocent name and starts out like a [[SlashFic DashiePie fanfiction]].
* LethalChef: Apparently, Rainbow Dash isn't very good at making cupcakes.
* LighterAndSofter: ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/37363/cupcakes-redux Cupcakes Redux]]'', a re-imagining where what Pinkie does is stuff ponies absurdly full of treats. The descriptions can get a bit {{squick}}-y at times, but cartoon physics are in full effect – the worst thing that happens is a massive case of BalloonBelly. In the end, it reads much like one might expect a weird nightmare as it would depicted in the show itself.
* LotteryOfDoom: Pinkie chooses her victims like this.
* ALoveToDismember: and taxidermy.
* MacGyvering: Pinkie is quite creative with what's left of her victims. The necklace of unicorn horns, the dress made out of cutie marks, painting skulls for crafts, and many more disturbing ideas.
* MuggingTheMonster: Turns out Gilda screwed with a mass-murderer.
* TheMusical: Another AnimatedAdaptation was [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/582675 created]]. This time it's a musical with the song "[[http://youtu.be/xpvdAJYvofI This is Halloween]]" from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' playing in the background.
* MurphysLaw: Rainbow Dash actually considered blowing the meeting with Pinkie Pie off to continue her flying, but went anyway to be a loyal friend.
* NoDeadBodyPoops: Subverted. [[spoiler:Rainbow's guts are removed and emptied out while she is being mutilated.]]
* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: Due to its infamous nature and generally how freaky it is, this story has become popular fodder for this, several {{Alternate Ending}}s even making it a fanfic by the characters themselves and a few fanart depicting such reactions as [[http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=§ion=&q=Pinkie+pie+reads+Cupcakes#/d41bb5n this]].
* PoliceAreUseless:
** It's a miracle how Pinkie is able to do all this without any legal comeuppance, or even notice by the Cakes (who ''own Sugarcube Corner'' and would certainly go in their basement from time to time). However, it's safe to assume that somepony has reported the missing ponies and Pinkie's just slipped under the radar.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [=FimFlamFilosophy=]'s [[http://youtu.be/_AbtCTbSWTk parody video]], where Pinkie is discovered by Mrs Cake shortly after the dramatic reveal and tries (and fails) to talk her way out of trouble.
*** Though Mrs. Cake is annoyed with the fact that Pinkie's not working and not with the horrific acts of TorturePorn she's performing in the basement.
** [[http://www.bunnyrock.com/MyLittlePonyForensicsIsMagic1.pdf One of the sequels]] [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs this]] by pointing out how unlikely it was Pinkie could do all this and not get caught by the police [[OhCrap unless she had an accomplice...]]
* [[HumanResources Pony Resources]]: Pinkie takes everything, organs, bones, and the such, from victims. See MacGyvering above.
* PottyFailure: Rainbow wets herself when [[spoiler:Pinkie snaps her right wing off]], and again when [[spoiler:Pinkie electrocutes her]].
* PrecisionFStrike: This From the Original Text:
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Oh ''God'', No.
* [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Womanchild]]: Pinkie.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: The Element of Laughter is ironically a coincidence of this trope.
* RevisedEnding[=/=]MultipleEndings: Several, made by a variety of people. For example:
** It was [[AllJustADream just a nightmare]]; Pinkie Pie wouldn't really butcher her friends. Not only was it just a dream, [[HeroicBSOD it horrified Pinkie Pie so much]] that Rainbow Dash had to [[Fanfic/TheLightInTheDarkness reassure her that since she still knew right from wrong]], she wasn't actually insane.
** It was [[FanFic/RocketToInsanity just a nightmare]] that Rainbow Dash has... [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/02/story-rocket-to-insanity.html repeatedly]], driving her insane and causing her to murder Pinkie in delusional self-defence.
*** This in turn spawned its ''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jtyqCgnlSZLoXZ76FFqET1MpBXkyivJFz3gJlHboT9c/edit?hl=en&pli=1# own]]'' [[FanFic/RocketToInsanityAlternateEnding Alternate Ending]] where Dash [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone snaps out of it]] and gets Pinkie to the hospital in time... and must deal with Applejack and Rarity [[WhatTheHellHero calling her out]] before being forgiven.
*** Another version was made in comic [[http://seventozen.deviantart.com/art/Rocket-to-Insanity-Title-Cover-291311329 form.]]
** Twilight [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T_AUDZpDc7g1R_b4cMXVSDf0SN7RTjgiUW4Q3nUZD_g/edit?hl=en&pli=1 found them out]] and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard backed Pinkie into one of her own murder machines]].
** In a [[https://drive.google.com/?urp=https://www.google.com.br/&authuser=0#my-drive short story]](and bad maybe)Applejack comes to Sugarcube Corner,and finds out Dash cutie mark in the cupcake,she then strangles Pinkie and kick her neck,killing her.
** Pinkie [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zAyzlHtjj0UW4oZRFuAeTaJ8VXhpojUyVY3sb8f7U_M/edit?hl=en&pli=1 fed the cupcakes]] made from Rainbow Dash to her other friends.
** They were [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BZHxun2jdeUP0cQY5U_0wDF9TXEtM6dCzf5IwvsZMTk/edit?hl=en&pli=1 just acting]] for an [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Alfred Hitchcolt]] movie.
** Celestia [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpNUTHYVLEi2tnY5dG7Sz7Bedxck_-_tf_-j1Z4vxzY/edit?hl=en&authkey=CJvo4J4K&pli=1# needs the pony cupcakes]] to prevent an ancient curse from making her go on a murderous rampage.
** It's [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/15J3O5OuZDfX5yJLl5W-6FPkYdxae095_5Yy5xrS7dsc/edit?hl=en just a fanfic]], [[OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs written by]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes Fluttershy]] after listening to some {{OFWGKTA}}.
** And a two-parter where Pinkie gets caught, and before her execution tells the [[StartOfDarkness story]] of how her grandpa introduced her to the [[CannibalClan family traditions]].
** And a [[Fanfic/TheCupcakeChronicles multi-parter]] where Applejack [[BigDamnHeroes finds her in time]], but the doctors were [[BrokenAngel unable to get her wings back on]], devastating Dash's life and helping her find [[spoiler: the true meaning of her cutie mark]].
** And a [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wlDkZDiGhp6W2eaviU0OL-LFWFKRByGrhwWJwEP4G0A/edit?hl=en_US last-minute derail]] in which Dash plays along with her tormentor, lures Twilight Sparkle in by pretending it's some gruesome game, tips her off in time for Twilight to zap Pinkie to sleep - and they discover that [[spoiler:a parasprite is living in Pinkie's head, crushing and poisoning her brain]], and they have to cure her, [[spoiler:but fail]] to rehabilitate the traumatized Pinkie back into the community.
** It's just an [[IncrediblyLamePun April Foal's]] prank.
** It was just a [[OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs fan fic]] written by Pinkie and Rainbow Dash.
** There's also [[http://www.reddit.com/r/mylittlepony/comments/kfasa/pinkie_reads_cupcakes_some_discord_spoilers/ a version on DeviantArt]] where it's a fan fic written by Discord and [[WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime Megatron]].
** After Fluttershy went back in time to stop Pinkie, Spike ended up being the murderer instead.
** A three-part sequel focusing on Applebloom discovering that [[spoiler: killing ponies is her special talent.]]
** A [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P_vm04yKMQJbASlC1S0ueBau5_79w_fsm-GsGMAZ6JQ/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 sequel about how]] Pinkie Pie has a SplitPersonality and the split personality took control of her.
** Seconds before the mutilations, [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1velD0A8w5Bz9Iw1JD1awR0_eG-lQDYYZCqewSfA04q0/edit?hl=en_US Rainbow Dash broke free]], and managed to kill Pinkie instead, Hansel and Gretel style.
** And then there's Fanfic/LePetitFour, a fanfic where Pinkie goes on to [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/167ST-8XF3m9Ycswv_olcQAhF9jenQoNqOf4726-nSgY/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 torture and murder Rarity]], who dies begging her, ''"Please... don't do this to my little sister Sweetie Belle."'' [[PetTheDog Pinkie happily agrees]] right before eviscerating Rarity, who is ''happy'' to die by that point.
*** This had its own sequel, Fanfic/OneLastPartyFavor, where she [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fFM0okDl9iX3473MFhzmmjxf499i4CrAlAD5m_PA-R4/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1 tries to do the same]] to Spike and Twilight for knowing too much, but fails.
** It was Sergeant Sprinkles's idea for an opening to Season 2, and he gets dragged away because Lauren Faust thinks he's insane.
** A sequel in which Pinkie Pie [[KillTheCutie kills Fluttershy]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7384339/1/Little_Bakery_of_Horrors of all ponies.]] As if that isn't bad enough, Pinkie also [[spoiler: has Gummy eat Angel right in front of Fluttershy.]]
** Another [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8172610/1/Apple-Cinnamon sequel]] where Pinkie Pie violently murders [[KillTheOnesYouLove Applejack]]. It is extremely well-written adding to the overall squick.
** A [[http://www.bunnyrock.com/MyLittlePonyForensicsIsMagic1.pdf Two]] [[http://www.bunnyrock.com/MyLittlePonyForensicsIsMagic2.pdf part]] sequel in which two of Celestia’s Guards are sent to investigate the discovery of a body at Sugercube corner, only to uncover a bigger, more sinister crime: AffectionateParody of CSI-type programs and film Noir set in [[SugarBowl Equestria]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld of all places.]]
** In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7187059/1/Cupcake_Surprise Cupcake Surprise]], [[spoiler:it was really a surprise birthday party for Rainbow Dash and no one was killed]].
** Annnd now there's yet ''another'' version in which we discover that Pinkie kills Rainbow Dash because Dash raped Scootaloo. [[EnfantTerrible And Scoots helps Pinkie slaughter Dash]]. Oh yes, just to top off this big bucket o' {{Gorn}}, it turns out that [[CrapsaccharineWorld the Ponies have a peace treaty with the Griffon Kingdom that involves all executed pony criminals being sold to them for meat.]] And Dash's flesh is sold by the Cakes to Gilda!
** Yet another [[http://explicit.ponyfictionarchive.net/viewstory.php?sid=317&warning=9 sequel]] details how Pinkie Pie went on to torture and murder the rest of her friends and display their bodies to Twilight Sparkle. This was all done for some obscure occult purposes at the behest of Celestia that are not fully revealed until one reads the further [[http://www.ponyfictionarchive.net/viewstory.php?sid=344 nine part sequel]] it spawned. Essentially, Twilight and Pinkie Pie's four dead friends [[HorsemenoftheApocalypse become powerful undead]] and Twilight Sparkle is taken over by [[DemonicPossession another entity]] and begins to refer to herself as the Twilight Queen. This leads directly to [[ZombieApocalypse Equestria being overrun]] by an army of dead ponies, each of whom exhibit the pink pony's personality.
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7828303/1/Cupcakes_Sugar_Cube_Corner_Siege Sugar Cube Corner Siege]] is a story running parallel to Cupcakes. It details Twilight Sparkle and Spike being captured and imprisoned by Pinkie Pie while she's murdering Rainbow Dash, while the elite Special Pegasus Service come to the rescue and shoot Pinkie Pie dead.
** ''The Cold Part'' which takes place eight months after the original. Pinkie is becoming careless in her abductions and murders due to the crippling guilt of having taken so many lives, especially Rainbow Dash's. Ponyville is now more suspicious than ever of the unknown killer and Fluttershy's number has come up. It's now up to Twilight to save another friend from being lost.
** [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/95548/1/of-nightmares-and-confections/of-nightmares-and-confections Of Nightmares and Confections]] has the events of "Cupcakes" as a horrible nightmare caused by a sadistic dream sprite Luna has been trying to capture for a long time. However unlike other stories Pinkie is portrayed as a hero who comes to Rainbow Dash's aid rather than a villain or another victim to an outside force.
** A (pretty bad) alternate ending where the Royal Guard attempts a last-second rescue and Pinkie escapes to Stalliongrad.
** The AskAPony blog 'Question Pinkamena' (which plays Cupcakes for BlackComedy) hinted that in the distant future [[spoiler: Pumpkin and Pound Cake continue the killings, with Pinkie herself becoming a victim after she tried to kill Pound Cake.]]
* RevengeFic: ''[[http://weirdkevand27.deviantart.com/art/Muffins-208898844 Muffins]]'', which has [[spoiler:Derpy Hooves]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters avenging the death of Rainbow Dash]].
** It's also a ShoutOut to ''Series/{{Dexter}}.''
** In a different vein [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/10657/Cupcakes-A$$-Kicking Cupcakes A$$ Kicking]] involves Pinkie Pie and Rainbow dash getting their [[HumiliationConga very satisfying revenge]] on the writers.
*** That was just the first chapter; later chapters contain Lyra and Twilight Sparkle getting revenge on cloppers, Big Mac owning the maker of Sweet Apple Massacre, and Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo laughing at ''FanFic/RainbowFactory''.
** In a stroke of brilliance, some 4chan posters pointed out that ''Cupcakes'' could be considered a revenge fic for the horrible things Dashie does in ''FanFic/RainbowFactory''.
* RoomFullOfCrazy
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: There are a noticeable amount of grammar and spelling mistakes. They are (largely) cleaned up in the version hosted on Equestria Daily (although the [[spoiler:Apple Bloom]] part of the fic is also inexplicably deleted as well).
* SceneryGorn or SceneryPorn: Whether you like it or dislike it, the author is awesome at "show, don't tell." For example, the part where the lights turn on and all those horrific decorations appear isn't done by telling that. Instead…
--> “‘Oh god, no’ Dash reeled in horror at the image presented to her. The room was decorated with a typical but twisted Pinkie Pie flair. Colorful streamers of dried entrails danced around the ceiling, brightly painted skulls of all sizes were stuck on the walls, and organs done up in pastels filled with helium tied to the backs of chairs. The tables and chairs were made of bones and flesh of past ponies. Dash cringed at the center piece on the table nearest to her. The heads of four foals, their eyes closed like they were sleeping, wearing party hats made from their own skin. She recognized one of them as Apple Bloom’s classmate. Her eyes darted back and forth and then gazed up at the patchwork banner hanging from the rafters. Made from several pony hides, the words ‘Life is a party’ were scrawled in red.”
* SerialKiller: Pinkie
* SheWhoFightsMonsters[=/=]PayEvilUntoEvil: Derpy in the "Muffins" ending.
* ShotToTheHeart
* ShoutOut:
** Serial killer Pinkie Pie wears a dress made of the flesh of her own kind and [[spoiler:forces insects down the throats of her victims]], just like [[TheSilenceofTheLambs Buffalo Bill]].
*** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8029872/1/Hush-Now Hush Now]] is a fanfiction that directly parodies TheSilenceOfTheLambs with the “Cupcake Killer” Pinkamena Pie as Hannibal Lecter and Rainbow Dash as Clarice Starling.
** The whole story is pretty much a very grisly retelling of SweeneyTodd, except with the barbershop removed, Pinkie Pie taking on the roles of both Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o69uXgYQ8iA This has not gone unnoticed by fans]].
** Also, countless other fanfics have referenced Cupcakes itself due to its infamy:
*** ''FanFic/BetterLivingThroughScienceAndPonies'': [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] tries to convince Pinkie Pie that her friends know she's just a couple steps away from becoming a serial killer and baking them into cupcakes.
*** ''WebAnimation/TurnaboutStorm'': While [[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix]] and Pinkie Pie are examining the victim's room, the inevitable ladder vs step ladder RunningGag is brought up. Phoenix compares it to cupcakes and muffins, Pinkie compares it to hacksaws and saws. The whole scene can be considered a BigLippedAlligatorMoment.
*** ''{{Webcomic/Hoofstuck}}'': In order to enter the Medium, Pinkie Pie needs to destroy her cruxite artifact, shaped like Rainbow Dash, with a knife. Unlike here, though, she does not savor the idea of carving up Dashie.
*** ''[[FanFic/SonicGenerationsFriendshipIsTimeless Sonic Generations: Friendship is Timeless]]'': Discord straps Rainbow Dash into a table that "looked like it was straight out of a horror story"--guess which one?
*** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7144846 Ed, Edd n' Pony]]'': Chapter 2 reveals {{WesternAnimation/Ed|EddNEddy}} is [[OneOfUs a brony]], thanks to [[SpoiledBrat Sarah]]. Chapter 2 also reveals Ed was unfortunate enough to read Cupcakes. What does he do next? He pounds his head against the cement floor to get it out of his head. The others brush it off as just Ed being [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ed]]. A later chapter has Ed checking to see if Rainbow Dash was okay before eating a cupcake.
*** ''FanFic/ThePartyNeverEnded'' has it appear as [[spoiler:a nightmare Pinkie Pie is trapped in at one point]].
*** ''FanFic/{{Progress}}'': While in Pinkie Pie’s apartment, Princess Luna watched a gut-wrenchingly bad and graphic cable television horror movie version of FanFic/{{Cupcakes}} while Pinkie was busy in the kitchen. Luna was then startled by a completely (well, mostly) innocent Pinkie, and became temporarily phobic of pastries and the color pink. [[spoiler: She tore the room apart before fleeing, but was [[EasilyForgiven forgiven]], got over it quickly, and enjoyed Pinkie Pie's company later the same day.]]
*** ''[[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-world-of-ponycraft.html World of Ponycraft]]'': Pinkie interrogates a cultist by telling her a cupcake recipe she [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall read in a fanfic once]].
*** ''[[http://jake-heritagu.deviantart.com/gallery/31046154#/d3iwfbu Silent Ponyville]]'' uses this fic as one of Pinkie's nightmares, even having her turn into this incarnation of Pinkie in [[http://jake-heritagu.deviantart.com/gallery/31046154#/d3k0ov4 one of the bad endings]]
*** In ''MyLittleDenarians'', the denarians briefly turn Pinkie into her {{Cupcakes}} version by tampering with the script, forcing Harry to invest a bit of his soul into giving her free will.
*** ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7284396 Rainbow Leap]]'' uses ... well, almost all of these as parallel universes.
*** The ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'' version of Pinkie Pie tells the readers to stop talking about that "stupid fanfic" when she gets to a point in her introduction where she mentions cupcakes. The scary part is she nearly [[SplitPersonalityTakeover gets taken over by]] [[EnemyWithin Angry Pie]], who is arguably every bit as psychotic as the ''Cupcakes'' version. This version of Pinkie ''really'' hates this fic. [[spoiler:In one chapter, the cast gets trapped in [[BigBad Princess Gaia's]] LotusEaterMachine. What is part of Pinkie Pie's fantasy? All copies of this fanfic being burned and a ''computer virus purging it from the internet!'']]
*** In the spinoff ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeriesChaosVerse'' Cupcakes is reenacted by Discord to entertain his daughter and her friends. [[spoiler:It is recreated as a live action show with most of the flaws of the infamous live action show of My Little Pony, turning Cupcakes into a comedy that makes [[ClonesArePeopleToo Chaos!Pinkie Pie]] and [[HalfHumanHybrid Fluttercruel]] laugh for 10 minutes.]]
*** ''FanFic/GettingBackOnYourHooves'' has Pinkie say she doesn't make cupcakes where people can see, and mentioning suing someone for defamation of character.
*** Fanmade game ''VideoGame/SuperFillyAdventure'' has several references to it, such as Pinkie asking player character Jade if she wants to make cupcakes with her, Twilight referring to a book called 'Cupcakes' (which Jade insists she shouldn't read), and Pinkie musing on the purpose of a 'hacksaw' and claiming she's seen an 'eevil' version of herself in the mirror.
*** ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' romhack ''[=EquestriaBound=]'' has cupcakes as healing items. Their description includes the following: "100% not made of anything questionable."
*** The fanfic 'Po-Ni-Oh: The Abridged Series' (A ponyfication of WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries) has a shout-out during the soap opera parody in episode 7, where Grandpa shooting Tristan becomes Granny Smith making Derpy into Cupcakes (With Cupcakes capitalized to drive the point home).
*** ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/120319/a-series-of-stories A Series of Stories]]'', an AffectionateParody that pokes fun at the various cliches of the fandom, references this story after Rainbow Dash pretends to be her ''Fanfic/RainbowFactory'' self (the premise is a horror novel in this universe) as a prank on Twilight, pointing out her doing something like that would be as outrageous as 'that horror novel Pinkie Pie wrote.'
*** ''TheLegendOfSpyro'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfSpyroANewDawn'' has [[DimensionalTraveller Delilah]] mention the "[[NoodleIncident Cupcakes Incident]]" on more than one occasion, which involved this universe and left her [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes deathly afraid of cupcakes]]. Apparently, she at least witnessed at least some of the events of the fanfic itself. It didn't seem to hurt her relationship with the canon version of Pinkie Pie though, who she lists as one of her best friends and is even upset she missed her birthday party. Though in the ''A New Dawn Side Story'', Delilah is seen taking therapy for it.
*** The ''KatawaShoujo'' fanfic ''Hanako Bakes Cupcakes'' has Hanako brutally slaying Lilly, Hisao, Shizune and Misha after serving pieces of her flesh to them in cupcakes.
*** The ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' fanfic ''{{Fanfic/Being Human|APortalFanfic}}'' has [=GLaDOS=] claiming to Wheatley she wrote Cupcakes. She says it was very well received.
** In FanFic/MyLittleCabooseBlueIsMagic, Tucker has a nightmare about him and RD being processed into cupcake batter by Pinkie and Caboose.
** In FanFic/SweetiesMansion, the intermission chapter mentions a novel about a seemingly cheerful girl who lures her best friend into the basement and murders her.
* StepfordSmiler: Pinkie Pie is a Type C.
* TheStinger: In the original version, Pinkie Pie is about to murder Silver Spoon, only for Apple Bloom to suddenly show up. Silver Spoon is relieved, believing that [[BigDamnHeroes Apple Bloom is there to save her]]. [[spoiler: [[HopeSpot And then it turns out]] that Apple Bloom wanted to kill Silver Spoon herself and has already done in Diamond Tiara; the story ends with [[EnfanteTerrible Apple Bloom]] about to murder Silver Spoon while happily declaring that she's "[[IronicEcho gonna be a blank flank]]"]]. For some reason, the revised version leaves this part out.
* TeamKiller: The Element of Laughter butchering the Element of Loyalty. It seems unlikely either element will be much use come the next major villain who requires the elements for containment.
** [[IAmNotShazam The mane 6 aren't the Elements of Harmony.]] Celestia could still use them. In fact, that's what she did to banish Luna.
*** Except she can't. That's how Nightmare Moon and Discord both escaped, since Celestia (and definitely Luna) were no longer connected to the elements, weakening their seals. The elements themselves were briefly destroyed in the second episode, before reforming around the Mane 6. So while the 6 themselves aren't the elements, they are connected to them. And it's highly unlikely that Pinkie (and Celestia, if you count certain sequels) will be able to use them, and Dashie obviously can't, so Equestria had better hope for new bearers...
*** The mane 6 gave up the elements at the start of season 4 to save the Tree Of Harmony. So Celestia probably did something similar…
* TortureCellar
* TortureTechnician
* TongueTrauma: Pinkie said that she had [[spoiler: cut out [[AssholeVictim Gilda the Griffin's]] tongue as punishment for mouthing off to Her]].
* TrollFic: Sort of; Sergeant Sprinkles wrote it mostly on a whim and posted it to see if would actually get any views. He was quite surprised by the reaction that came after.
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Of ''course'' the most tomboyish pony was the first on-screen victim...
* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief: The main reason why this story leaves many a deep scars is because the grim atmosphere twists the ties made in the subconscious so much that they become much harder to unravel, allowing traces of the events to become imprinted on the reader's long-term memories.
** The scarring power of this fiction was given an unforeseen increase thanks to a very disturbing coincidence in ''Party Of One'' where Pinkie has a HeroicBSOD and gets in an argument with Rainbow Dash.
* WhamLine: [[ItWasHisSled The line "Now, you take a nap." was ''supposed'' to be this, but, again, everyone already knew the twist, so they saw a line like this coming a mile away.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Diamond Tiara and Twist]] were two of Pinkie's victims.
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''[[IronicNurseryTune All you have to do is take a cup of flour...]]''
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