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Cupcake Circus

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Episode 13
World World Three
Levels 171 - 185
Characters Clown
Champion title Cupcake Showman
New features Four-layered Icing
Released August 30, 2012
Difficulty Medium
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Cupcake Circus is the thirteenth episode of Candy Crush Saga and the first episode of World Three. This episode was released August 30, 2012. The champion title for this episode is Cupcake Showman.


Before episode:
The player encounters an acrobat dressed as a clown, who is desperate to find cotton candy for the children.
After episode:
Tiffi notices that the pink clouds are made of cotton candy. She borrows a balancing stick to reach it.

New thingsEdit

  • Four-layered icing (Four-layered Icing) is introduced. (Brief Description: A blocker which requires 4 matches or hits to clear.)


Cupcake Circus

Cupcake Circus

Created by FlockkyCreated by Flockky


Reality 13 Background

This episode contains levels 171-185.

Cupcake Circus has three somewhat hard-hard levels: 180, 181, and 184, and one very hard level: 182. Overall, this episode is considered easier than the last episode, Pastille Pyramid.

Target score Jelly Ingredient drop Timed Objective
None 5 4 2 4
The easiest :
Level 185
The hardest :
Level 182
The most fun :
Level 185
Sugar Drop icon Sugar Drop Levels
Jelly Level 174 Jelly Level 183 Ingredient drop Level 185

 Difficulty coding

NoneVery EasyEasySomewhat EasyMediumSomewhat HardHardVery HardInsanely HardVariable

 Note that goals include target score.

0 1 2 600px-Facebook icon 2013.svg: 3
Smartphone icon: 4
600px-Facebook icon 2013.svg: 5
Smartphone icon: 4
2 1 1 0 0



  • This episode does not have alliteration. The first letter of both words is the same, but pronounced as "Kupkaik Serkus".
  • In Android and iOS, the silhouettes of Chocolate Barn and Minty Meadow can be seen in the background.
  • This episode has the same pattern of timed levels as Lemonade Lake's (level 27 and level 32 compared with level 177 and level 182).
  • Level 183 was difficult before it got nerfed. Hence, this episode used to have a Hell's Cluster from levels 180-184.
  • This was formerly the hardest episode in the game.
  • This episode contains the hardest timed level in the game currently.
  • The release date of this episode coincides with "International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances".

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