Webcomic: Pinkie Pie Reads Cupcakes

Pinkie Pie: Does that say Cupcakes? I love cupcakes!

Pinkie Pie finds a short book with a very tempting title. She reads it.

It was not what she expected.

"Pinkie Pie Reads Cupcakes" is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fancomic posted on deviantART by Musapan. It was begun as a reaction/refutation of the infamous fan story Cupcakes. Originally only a one-off, the artist continued the plot through six more installments (each can be linked to from the first comic's page).

It can be read here.

Tropes In this Webcomic:

  • Clingy MacGuffin: The copy of Cupcakes teleports from pony to pony, avoiding all attempts to lock it away.
  • Expressive Mane: Pinkie's Heroic BSOD is accompanied by the return of her Pinkamena hairstyle.
  • Fainting: Done by both Rarity and Fluttershy.
  • The Glomp/Security Cling: Pinkie's response upon reading the story is to immediately give Rainbow Dash one.
  • Heroic BSOD: Pinkie has a case of this when she sees that Rainbow Dash has read the copy of Cupcakes.
  • Hilarity Ensues: The author/artist manages to find the funny in everypony's reaction.
  • Secret Test of Character: It's revealed in the end that Celestia was responsible for the copy of Cupcakes as a manner to test the bond between the Mane Six to make sure they'd be ready for what lays ahead.
  • So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe. Rainbow Dash's reaction to reading Cupcakes is that it's hilarious.
  • This Means War!: Applejack's response to reading the book.
    Applejack: Whoever wrote this is getting bucked. IN THE FACE. REPEATEDLY.
  • WAFF: By their own admission, the reason for this comic was to make the author feel better after reading Cupcakes. Judging by the comments, it seems to have done that for a lot of viewers as well.