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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The mother of a 5 year old girl who was suffering from what seemed like a cold, but died just days later will walk the coastline of Britain.
Bus users have been told routes will be cut, because councils are about to remove the subsidy that pays for them.
Temperatures dropping but it's not as cold as last night's freezing levels. Feeling chilly as well tomorrow.