Here's a comparison from the fresh soap to the 4 week old cured soap. Fresh is on the left and now is on the right.
(my lavender nails match!)
It has darkened quite a bit. Looks more like a chocolate cake rather than some kind of light mocha vanilla cake. I wasn't sure how to package these slices. They are huge soap bars, I tried cellophane, but it didn't work, so i went and purchased clear bags and tied it with a ribbon. If I had a lavender ribbon I would have used that, but light blue was the closest in color and size that I could come up with at the time. I think it looks good.
I don't think I'll do this size of a soap cake again, unless it was a special request. It's just too HUGE for me to do for myself. If I do a cake a gain I'll just use my log mold and make a rectangular log-style soap the next time.