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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.
A baker from Dorset has made what is thought to be the largest Victoria sponge in the world. The five feet wide cake will go on display at the Royal Bath and West Show later this month as part of their 150th anniversary celebrations. We've been following its progress throughout the day.
A baker from Dorset is in the process of making what is thought to be the biggest Victoria sponge in the world.
The 5 foot wide cake will go on display at the Royal Bath and West Show once completed.
Watch Laura Makin-Isherwood's report from the bakery in Somerset:
A bakery in Minehead is hoping to bake the world's biggest sponge cake today.
The five feet wide giant is part of plans by the Royal Bath and West Show to celebrate its 150th anniversary later this month.
It's quite an operation - it needs more than 500 eggs and will have to be assembled in sections.
Organisers of the Royal Bath and West Show are planning a world-beating Victoria sponge to help celebrate its 150th show.
It will measure five feet across. The picture shows just one section of the sponge being baked in a giant oven in Minehead as part of a trial run.
It will take 500 eggs to make. All the ingredients come from exhibitors at this year's show at the end of May.