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A good story isn't measured by how long it is, but by how long it stays with you.


Pinkie Pie is beyond excited to teach Twilight baking, and Twilight couldn't be a more perfect learner, thanks to her book. But as they begin creating their delicate delicacies, Twilight realizes just how wrong she really is.

[Cover art by Conicer]

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Cool, will read later.


Will definetly read later :rainbowkiss:

Good story. Twas a quick, fun read. Nice characterizations.

Great job, Corejo. Y'all earned yourself my vote.:pinkiehappy:

Now I've got the munchies.

Twilight looked at her as though she had called psychology a science.


What can I say? It was a good one.

Twilight, you are such a silly little pony. No one makes cupcakes by the book, that's for ponies who are weird like Twist.

This is so perfectly written to character that I will now think of it as canon.

The part where the extinguisher caught fire sold it for me. :rainbowlaugh:

*remembering what the title reminds me of...* :pinkiecrazy:

I wonder why the extinguisher caught fire.
*takes a close look at it*
*reads "Made in Equestria"*

That reference (if it was one at all?) really sold it for me as well. Have a like:pinkiehappy:

Did you just, (whimper) insult, gulp, Twist???

Twist's voice is a little annoying to me but she's okay.

*Looks at title and description*

Mother of God, not CUPCAKES! Haha sorry I couldn't help but say that. It is what popped in my mind as soon as I saw this. Oh well, time to start reading.

It was indeed a Spongebob reference.

Now that was a fun story.


Yep, that's Twilight Sparkle. No matter how many times every pony has tried to drill into her head that intuition is a good thing, she's obsessed with the empirical. :twilightsmile:

This wasn’t just baking; this was science!

Good old Twilight! :twilightsmile::heart:

Loved how it turned out! :pinkiehappy: I especially like you you've intermingle Twilight's perfectionism with a hint of arrogance in her little triumphs over baking products. My favorite bit was when the fire extinguisher also catches on fire. Things truly became hopeless at that point. :pinkiecrazy:

It's a perfect five burnt cupcakes out of five short story in my opinion. I'm looking forward to more of your updates and works! (And if you ever need a cover artist, well... *wink wink* *nudge nudge* *wiggle my hindquarters in an uncomfortably awkward fashion* :raritywink: )

Great characterizations! I almost felt like I was in the mind of Pinkie Pie. :pinkiecrazy: Twilight's little congratulatory daydreams felt natural for her too. A fun little fic with a tidy, friendly ending. It was like watching one commercial-break worth of the show. :pinkiehappy:

Seriously? As in seriously seriously?
Because to be honest, I was thinking the IT Crowd.

Very cute and very enjoyable read, thank you for writing it! I'm so damn weak for Pinkie Pie that feels like Pinkie Pie, and hey, here we are.

My only point of critique would be that you could probably be more subtle with some of your key points; I'm not 100% sure this is a direct "show vs tell" issue, but when you say things like;

>She turned her smile to the book, regarding it like a child for an outgrown toy. She didn’t need this old thing anymore.

I can't help but think that you could either have alluded to that thought, or used a closer voice that made the statement feel more natural. That's just one example, and there are a few of them scattered throughout.

On the flip side? I'm very, very inexperienced with shortfics, and I always lean towards single PoV/close 3rd rather than anything with omniscient trait. This may simply not be applicable for the story you want to tell. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Little bite-size bits like these are far too rare in a community dominated by darker stuff that couldn't spot the canon material if it had a telescope. I say again, thank you for writing this.

this kinda reminds me of that episode of carebears, with grumpy and share.
which is funny, since that would put pinkie and grumpy on the same side


Same here. Knowing that it was a Spongebob joke made it somewhat less enjoyable.

Not a whole lot, just a tad.

slice of life

good, not cupcakes.


You've just reminded me that yes, Twilight is indeed the definitive Best Pony. She's one of those rare and awesome characters for whom even failure is epic Win.

I do so love short fics like this, and this was a particularly wonderful example. :pinkiehappy::twilightsmile:

I thought it was funny, then I reached the end.
That was one of the most ham-fisted lessons I have ever read. You were getting a little too blunt when Twilight somehow didn't understand that 350 is a rounded number. When Pinky Pie had to correct her, and then Twilight directly named her lesson, that was to much.

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That was excellent comedy and friendshipping. :D I love how you differentiated their voices in the two sections.

I... read this while waiting for some brownies to finish baking. Also, the beginning. The beginning sounds more Pinkie than anything I could ever write. And I behave much like Twilight did in this story when I measure liquids for my brownies... all science-y with the meniscus. Most of all, I can't help but sympathize with Twilight's difficulty waiting for the baking to be done, especially in my current situation.

I hope your brownies were delicious.

I wonder what Twi would think of psychology... regardless, a nice, fun and really rather heartwarming fic. The sort of thing that makes me glad I try to read old as well as new stuff. :twilightsmile:

Twilight looked at her as though she had called psychology a science.

You wound me. :ajbemused:

Baking is for noobs! I just have my robot butler do it for me! :pinkiehappy:

Pinkie+cupcakes= really bad memories

Pinkie Pie finally finished singing some song about baking cupcakes

Twilight asked as she walked toward the fridge.

Pinkie Pie reared back, her face full of shock. “Twilight! No! Wait!”

My thought at this moment: "What? Confetti Explosion? >.>

And it was.

You're growing rusty, Pinks. So predictable.

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