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.
More top news
Autumn has barely begun and yet some people are already thinking about the festive season.
There will be some light drizzle with a mostly dry night with patches of cloud. There will be some winds but they shouldn't be too strong.
It will be a dry night with some scattered cloud and mostly light winds.