mommak, I am so very sorry this happen to you, but things happen for a reason....I was satting here crying, saw your headline, click on it, read the post, saw the pictures....and now I am crying tears from laughing so hard.
Please forgive me. Now all I can think is things like (in a Elmo voice) Ohhhhhh Noooo Elmo Fall Down! Elmo has big boo boo!
Elmo lost his is head! Can you help Elmo find his head?
Elmo don't feel so good! Elmo shouldn't have went partying!
Bad man eat Elmo's eye!
I am so so sorry but God Bless you & Elmo for making me laugh so hard.
O.K. laugh time over (for just a min), I have make some things out of RKT, but only a few...this is a tip I read here on CC, don't add the butter to the RKT mixture...and last time I made something with the RKT's I mix some melted candy melts with it, after I shape it I put it in the fridge to let the candy set, after that I was able to decorate.
I don't know if the candy melt would work with something like a Elmo head or not, but I do know that leaving the butter out of mixture helps and compressing as much and as hard as you can will help. I hope maybe this can help you out some.
Again sorry for your mishap, but I have love the laugh.
EDITED: to say, if I can I also try to stick a sucker stick so far into it, then the other end into the cakes, to help give it support.