I'm a great cook, but I am so not a baker. Measuring things is just stressful, lol. Plus we rarely have desserts anyway and even more rarely anything as large as a cake, so I'm always at a loss when I need to make one. DH's birthday is coming up, he's asked for chocolate, of course. I'm thinking of just using a mix - any recs? I've heard good things about Barefoot Contessa mixes, but maybe Duncan Hines is just as good?
And I don't like canned frosting very much so I guess I'll have to make that somehow, but - that leads me to the next problem: the decorating! It's kind of a Lego-themed birthday (we'll be with our Lego-obsessed nephews that day, and I got DH a couple of the new Lego architectural models, he loves to build things like that). So I'm hoping to decorate it Lego-y somehow. I could just get some minifigures and bricks and stick them on top ... any cleverer ideas?