So how did he fare? See for yourself:
a literally failed frosting
background: plain strawberry cupcake
The cupcake itself is light, though not as fluffy as I hoped it would be. Taste is rather sweet, which is actually my fault as I forgot to decrease the amount of sugar since I used strawberries in sugar syrup to begin with (it's what we have in the fridge). Nonetheless, he did well on his first attempt.
Now who wouldn't be proud to have a spousal unit who tries to learn what you're passionate about?