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.
Butlins has denied reports that people in Somerset are losing out on jobs in favour of recruits from Eastern Europe. The Sunday Mirror claims its holiday resort in Minehead is offering no work locally while advertising for staff through employment agencies in Poland and Hungary.
A Butlins spokesman said it remains one of the largest employers of locals in the area.
Man who fitted card skimming devices to bank machines avoids jail sentence
A Romanian man who fitted card skimming devices to bank machines in Devon and Somerset has escaped being sent to jail today. Leonid Rotaru, who's lived in Bridgwater for 3-years, was arrested after he was spotted fitting a skimming device at Tesco in Minehead.
He'd obtained 9,000 pin numbers but today recived a prison sentence that was suspended for 2 years.