The results of making soap in Rube Goldberg version of a 1 lb mold . I guess I should have lined the half I was using with parchment paper. I thought I would report back on the fate of the “failed” soap I made a two days ago. It’s soft and somewhat grainy, but held up to being cut with a wire. It has crystals (ash? Or citric acid?) on the top and the body of the soap zaps. The mini drop swirl pattern is fine. I made two more batches yesterday and both turned out fine. Both batters were pre-trace, but definitely thicker than the first batch.