I think I was just in pain and cranky. It wasnt so bad when i cut it. Guess you cant judge a soap from its top lol I just made another soap today, keep in mind HP tops are never as neat and tidy as CP but I think I did pretty well swirling the top for HP. this one is Cocoa-butter Cashmere. It has Vanillian so I colored the part I scented brown and let the white unscented. fingers crossed.