The unsurpassable aspect of being South of the equator has to be the Sun! I’ve spent the last couple of months back in my home-city Durban South Africa and the unrivaled attraction is, the fun under the Sun never stops! My family simply entertain (pun intended) any excuse to celebrate the sunshine, with party after party, after party. When it comes to mirth and merrymaking, this family knows no sense of time …….. or reason. We live for a great get-together and whenever we do, I’m the one in charge of the cake! Whether it’s a birthday, celebration or a dinner party or at best a lazy lunch, I have come to live by Julia Child’s famous words about cake. Of course you know what they are but a mantra such as this deserves it’s special place on a food blog. “A party without cake is just a meeting”, she unashamedly declared and so during my stay, I recreated Black Forest Cake, making the most of the summertime cherry spell. Trust big-hearted Nature to impart the greatest gift I received while in SA, the fruit!