Why the heck does Pinkie do the whole Homage thing?Sure, there might be a whole conservation of joke thing going on, but despite the ability to, no doubt, take advantage of Cutscene Power to the Max, her DressSpheres seem more a limitation than anything else, and worse, they exacerbate her Weaksauce Weakness. You can't make your check to disbelieve until you make your Spot Check, after all. Which is funnier: using night-vision goggles to spot an invisible opponent, or to Mr. Magoo your way through a fight? Worse, while it may be impossible for the goggles to do anything, the other is merely improbable.
Why can't Twilight make cupcakes out of rocks when she can make a top hat out of a rock?Top Hats and Rocks are both made out of inorganic material. A cupcake is not.