Elmo on Yellow Buttercream

I made this cake two weekends ago for a little boy's first birthday party. The buttercream-frosted Chocolate Truffle cake served 30, and was accompanied by a dozen Cherry Almond cupcakes with brightly-colored fondant toppers. I cut Elmo by hand from gumpaste, with an X-Acto blade (best cake decorating tool ever). The cake was a hit, and Quentin's mom left me a sweet note on the Honey Crumb Facebook wall after the party ended.