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Is Mr Cake literally a cake? Pinkie Pie seems to think so – but will her investigations really reveal that Mr Cake is made solely from delicious margarine, sugar and flour, or is something else afoot? One thing is certain – the Cakes are hiding something from her, and Pinkie will expose the truth no matter the cost!

First Published
6th Apr 2012
Last Modified
6th Apr 2012
#1 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

New Blueshift story?...Dinner can wait, let's get to reading!

#2 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

:twilightoops:

(Clicks next chapter)

#3 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

"I should get some hard-core photosynthesising done."

Atta girl! Split that water! Excite those electrons! Synthesize that adenosine triphosphate!

#4 · 141w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

*Applauds* That was really well written.  I kept holding my breath, waiting for the grimdark, and when it came, it was indeed grimdarky.  But thankfully, it ended so happily.

It's also nice to see the old fairy tales be rewritten with ponies.  And happy endings, where everyone wins.  :twilightsmile:

This story brought a smile to my face today.  Thank you.

#5 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>416855

Lemon Dreams is my exciting character find of 2012!

#6 · 141w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

>>416923

Thanks. I like dark stories, but I'm not a fan of grimdark, it tends to be depressing and indicate a lack of hope, which isn't fun for anyone!

#7 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Great story, very funny, very grisly, wonderful ending.

#8 · 141w, 2d ago · 2 · · Chapter 1 ·

Carrot Top used to be annoyed that ponies would empty her fridge.

Then Pinkie filled her fridge and she got annoyed again.

This is good stuff.

#9 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>417066

Oh, wait, I just realized the story wasn't tagged grimdark.  Weird.  Must have been way too early in the morning when I read and commented.  The rest of my comment still stands though.

#10 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Aww. Wait. What. But-

No. No, lets not think to hard.

Aww...

#11 · 141w, 2d ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

Well that was certainly a roller coaster of comedy and dark.  I'm kind of curious as to why Krastos didn't just use some of his old magic to overpower the three ponies beating on him, but I can definitely say I'm happy with the way it ended.  Glad I clicked on this.

One thing that bugs me though, in chapter two Pinkie says "I’ve not seen you about before and I know every pony in Ponyville!"  To me, at least, it would fit her more if she said "I haven't" rather than "I've not."  *shrug*

#12 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I...

Uh..

What? xD

#13 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This story, I'm not sure if it's getting better or weirder

I know, both :rainbowhuh:

#14 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

D'awwww, that was a beautiful resolution and ending. Kudos to you, good sir. :pinkiesmile:

#15 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Great story! I really liked Lemon Dreams too :derpytongue2:

#16 · 141w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

one letter from cave story!

#17 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Well, that was certainly...different.

#18 · 141w, 1d ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

That was an enjoyable read... if not a bit... odd.

Happy end is happy. :pinkiehappy:

#19 · 141w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

This was a very unique story, not to mention very entertaining and well written! I can't help but fave and like this story! Awesome job!

#20 · 141w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

What the heck did I just read?

And why can't I stop grinning?

Help?

#21 · 141w, 1d ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

Oh. My. God. I had to stop reading after Krastos became a baker because it was so darn adorable.:rainbowkiss: That really made my day.

#22 · 141w, 22h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

Wow, just wow.

Normally I avoid Dark tagged stories like the plague, or I try to because my curiosity alwasy gets the better of me and I leave, feeling sick but without leaving a comment. Thankfully this was not the case this time!

I loved this story and I agree with your response here

>>417066

Grimdark stuff just leaves me feeling sick and sadly most people don't seem to relize that you can turn dark stuff on its head with the FiM elements without changing the overall message of the story or it's original plot. I wish I found more stories like this.

A few questions about things that I couldn't quite understand: So was it Pinkie Pie who brought Carrot Cake back to life when she put his head back on, kissed him and told him she loved him like a second father? Is Krastos just a thin, scaly thing covered in hair like that gossamer thing from Looney Tunes? Is Carrot Cake flesh and blood now instead of cake and jam? Will Pumpkin and Pound be flesh and blood too after the three day time limit elapses? Is the play that Cup Cake and Carrot Cake went too the original story that this piece was based on? Will the Glue shortage ever be solved? Actually that last one's just an idle thought :pinkiehappy:.

Also I was really hoping that the "buns in the oven" could bake inside Cup Cake, IE that Krastos could make her pregnant despite her problems so her body could keep them safe until they were done and so she could not only have foals of her own but know what its like to carry them with her for a year (the average gestation for a horse), but that's just how I feel.

I do like how you used Krastos' creativity to explain the implausibility of the Cakes have twins who aren't Earth Ponies.

What touched me most about this story is that it did something I completely did not expect: it featured a headcanon that I held onto for a long time. Up until Baby Cakes was announced I actually had it in my headcanon that Mrs. Cake was, for lack of a better term, barren and unable to have foals, thus she and Mr. Cake "adopted" Pinkie Pie because she was like the daughter they always wanted. Of course that headcanon was dashed once the episode was announced but to see it used here as such a serious plot point and so well too that really hit home for me.

Overall I loved this story and for once I'm happy that my curiosity got the better of me. I wish mroe Bronies would write stuff like this, giving us happy endings even with a dark middle, kudos. Instant Fav!.

#23 · 141w, 22h ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

>>424855

Don't worry, you had it all right!

>So was it Pinkie Pie who brought Carrot Cake back to life when she put his head back on, kissed him and told him she loved him like a second father?

Yup! Or more importantly, that it doesn't matter if he's a cake or not, he's still real.

>Is Krastos just a thin, scaly thing covered in hair like that gossamer thing from Looney Tunes?

Yes! Or a living pile of hair with two arms sticking out and a pair of beady red eyes like a pom-pom toy your mum might make for you.

>Is Carrot Cake flesh and blood now instead of cake and jam?

As much as he was before, yes. He's real as long as he thinks he's real?

>Will Pumpkin and Pound be flesh and blood too after the three day time limit elapses?

Yes, as long as noone puts them in the bath or they'll go all soggy :(

>Is the play that Cup Cake and Carrot Cake went too the original story that this piece was based on?

Kinda. Faust is one of those plays/legends everyone has heard of but probably not seen performed. It's about a man who sells his soul to the devil for magical powers, and then the devil comes back to collect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faust

>Will the Glue shortage ever be solved?

Why good sir, have you not purchased Flim and Flam's Super Sticky Glue?

It's... not very good

#24 · 141w, 22h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>424957

Ah OK that answers most of my questions, and yeah I won't buy from Flim and Flam, never have never will. Gotta wonder how Pinkie's little cider machine will work.

I'm going to assume that the twins won't get soggy, since Pinkie Bathed them and they turned out alright. they must be real after all the stuff they put Pinkie Through in Baby Cakes. Of course their origins here would explain their unusual powers and instability.

#25 · 141w, 21h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

blueshift, you have turned your amazing trolling talent into amazing story talent that doesn't troll and instead makes stories. Or something. I enjoyed this so much I'm barely coherent.

#26 · 141w, 19h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

O.o :pinkiegasp:

This is awesome.

Saw it from EQD.

#27 · 141w, 19h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

...Dash is adopted.

Oh my.

#28 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

>>424984

OF COURSE.

I never thought that this explained their extraordinary powers.

#29 · 141w, 18h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I have no idea where you're going here, but I expect the ride to be interesting, to say the least. :pinkiehappy:

#30 · 141w, 18h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>425249

Don't be silly, obviously whoever filled the form in was so bad at spelling they spelt both Dash's parents names wrong with completely different letters.

Right? Right? :rainbowhuh:

#31 · 141w, 18h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Lemon Dreams, the citruskin pony. Wonderful!

This is getting definitely weird, I see. Wonder what's the bargain Mrs. Cake made with Krastos?

#32 · 141w, 17h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

That was...bizarre, fascinating, funny...and yet, I'm not entirely sure I enjoyed the whole ride. Oh, I like how it resolved, that they didn't just kill the fairy tail monster, but...it felt like the Cakes turned around too fast on that. Didn't quite seem plausible enough.

And frankly I don't much care for how Pinkie acted when she was trying to figure out whether Carrot was actually a cake or not. She was a massive jerk towards everyone, and I don't like it when Pinkie Pie is written that way.

So...I have mixed feelings about this story. I will say this though: you do have a gift for writing, and you use it to craft some rather unique tales.

#33 · 141w, 17h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>425407

Thanks, I appreciate the comments! Pinkie is a massive jerk though, unhindered by social norms. Just look at her treatment of the poor bakers in this week's ep!

Roy
#34 · 141w, 17h ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

Loving this story already.

Golden Harvest being a prank by Rainbow Dash and Dash being adopted is headcanon to me now.

#35 · 141w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

My...god.

This is...terrifyingly classical.

#36 · 141w, 13h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

>>426062

All those years of studying literature were not wasted!

(sobs)

#37 · 141w, 13h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

What a strange but adorable ending, rather chaotic but it...actually ended all out very nicely, and very fitting of Pinkie Pie.

I did wonder also how you were going to handle the whole "no foals" part considering Baby Cakes.  Good stuff!  Very bizarre, had a classical vibe, you got Pinkie's personality down good too!

#38 · 141w, 4h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

Wait, a glue factory? Pop rocks? Nicolas Cage in a spandex jumpsuit!?

:rainbowderp::rainbowhuh:

I'm going to sleep now.

#39 · 141w, 3h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

*chuckles*  Anypony lonely?  I can make you a mare or a stallion of your dreams for the right price!  For I am, Helix the Geneticist!  But be warned, if they find out that they're abominations against nature until 20 years have passed, they shall become.... HUMANS!!!  *DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN!!

The story was fun, a great way to mix the 'deal with the devil' and My Little Pony.  It also brought to mind a tale I recall, from a book of sci-fi short stories.  Might have even been one by Isaac Asimov.  It was about a family in Phoenix whose neighbors were very odd, they always ate nothing but sweets and never came out where there was even the slightest chance of rain.  

And then they finally accepted an invitation to a picnic and it rained on them.  And it turned out that they were made of sugar and melted away and then they were dead!  That part made me laugh, thinking about their horror and agony as they dissolved!  Heh heh heh... even now... hee hee hee... their torment is truly mirthful!  *demonic smile*  Soooo... anypony care to hire a geneticist?  It won't even cost you your soul!  (maybe)  >:}

#40 · 141w, 26m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

This was bizarre. But I liked it.

#41 · 141w, 8m ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

I can't quite put my finger on why I feel so guilty for laughing at Lemon Dreams.

#42 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

A day later I still find this story sitting in my head, and I like it. This is the only story that won't leave my mind that I don't regret it sitting in my head, I'm going to download it so I can read it even when I don't have the internet.

I wish I could draw, I would love to illustrate or do a comic for this story.

#43 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

You won the internet. You may take your prize.

#44 · 140w, 6d ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

That was an interesting take on the story and I thought it was a fun and cute read. It may be a little unrealistic to expect someone to go from being mean to being nice so easily, or for the Cakes to be so forgiving, those were the only awkward bits. Overall though it had a great flow and a good story and Pinkie Pie was very much in character, which I appreciate. :) Thanks for writing this! :pinkiehappy:

#45 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>429426

Thanks, well if you do decide to draw something, let me know! The best way to get better at drawing is by drawing after all!

#46 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

That was most unreasonably brilliant.

I don't understand why, but somehow I couldn't help but laugh when Pinkie sent them to see the play.

Quality gooey comic center, a soul-selling dark glaze, and a little bit of madness sprinkled on top. :pinkiecrazy:

#47 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I had never expected to mix classical Faust with MLP, but that was quite cool. I do wonder though, what was with the lemons?

>>428433

I remember reading that story as a kid; 'don't worry, it's not like the rain is going to melt you, hahaha, dead...oops?'

#49 · 140w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Very creative; very well done.

At first, I thought this was all a wild goose chase - Pinkie probably ends up involved in a lot of those - then it took a little surprise, then it got a little dark, and then the dark reciprocated snap-fast into light. I'd expected there to be a redemption angle, though I imagine many wouldn't. It fits both with FIM and Pinkie herself, who you would expect to empathize with even the most bitter soul. You also wrapped all this up in a tight 3 chapters, showing authorial restraint and organization. Thumbs up. I'm glad I picked this up for a read.

#50 · 140w, 6d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

Is it weird that I teared up a little bit?

This is strangely awesome. Very strangely. And it's solidly put together, too; it sticks to its themes closely, and every little thing contributes to the theme, making sense by the end. That's more than I can say for most published stories, let alone fan fiction.

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