That drawing was the only other one where I've seen this ice cream. I thought you may had seen it and got the idea to make a scene with this particular iced treat. But since it's a request (thing that I didn't remarked), I see what you mean.
Still, beautiful work even if you weren't inspired.
The OC is cute and I really like this picture. Seems like the kind of image I'd buy in puzzle form. There's a nice balance of things going on here. I like the details on the grass and the layers of little stories happening in this scene. And Spike is adorable. Makes me hope for a Fluttershy/Spike episode next season.