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Candy Crush Level 181 - How Can Icing Be This Troublesome?

Updated on August 24, 2014

Candy Crush Level 181

Are you stuck at level 181? Don’t worry; you are not alone. Thousands of other Candy Crush fans absolutely hate this level. Search for some video tutorials and you’ll see the comments section filled with curses and foul language. That’s how difficult level 181 is. At first, you might say this will be a piece of cake, what with 50 moves and only 2 ingredients to bring down. But after a few tries, you begin to realize just how hard it is to beat this level.

This level could be easily classified as one of the most difficult in the game. But don’t lose hope. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you finish Candy Crush Level 181.


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Candy Crush Level 181
Level 180 passed
Cupcake Circus
Icing, Three-layered Icing, Four-layered Icing
Number of Spaces
Passing Score
20,000 points
Bring down 2 ingredients; 20,000 points
Insanely Hard
Ingredient Level

How to Beat Level 181 on Candy Crush

  • In this level, your objective is to bring down 2 cherries and score at least 20,000 points in 50 moves or less.
  • There are two islands to the left and right of the main board. Each island consists of two three-layer icings and two four-layer icings. This means you need to send 14 horizontal striped candies to clear them all. That’s pretty difficult so you need to rely on other combos as well.
  • The first thing you need to do is clear some space in the main board. Don’t get too trigger happy; you will want to use as few moves as possible. You need to save your moves especially when it’s time to clear the side islands.
  • Horizontal striped candies are your best friend in Candy Crush Level 181. More vertical space provides you with more room to make special candies.
  • Try to predict where the candies will fall after you make matches. This will save up precious moves.
  • You do not need to clear all the Meringue before using your stripes. In fact, it is better to leave the bottom row of Meringue intact. This serves as a platform that will help you clear the icings on the side islands.
  • Clearing this level through horizontal striped candies alone is virtually impossible. Try to get as many Wrapped Candy + Striped Candy combos as you can. This will trigger a three row blast, damaging 3 Meringues at once.
  • If luck is on your side, you might get a Striped + Color Bomb combo. Use it when you have a lot of candies that are of the same color as the striped. This combo alone might be all you need to clear Level 181.
  • If you want to cheat your way through Candy Crush Level 181, you can get 28 lollipop hammers and destroy all the meringues.

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