I know I totally bucked the trend by not making Elmo's face into the usual oval-ish shape. Considering how I had a very short amount of time to pull this cake off, I think he looks just fine.
The eyes are made from giant jawbreakers. Everything else is cake and buttercream frosting. And yes, I made my own red frosting without completely losing my mind. I think I might be getting the hang of this whole cake thing.