It needed more than 600 eggs for the mix. It had to be baked in an industrial oven. And a forklift was brought in to assemble the all-important parts. But when it came to the crunch, did it all come together?
Watch this video of the military-style operation involved in putting together a Victoria sponge that, it's hoped, will break records.
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It'll be a frosty start to Tuesday morning with showers and hail later, but some sunny spells.
It's going to be a frosty start to Tuesday morning with showers and hail expected later in the day.
Bob Crampton is forecasting a bitterly cold spell on Tuesday - so don't put those wooly jumpers away just yet!