As with its counterpart in Reality, this is a very difficult level, as the peninsulas at the top of the level make it difficult to form special candies. This is an even bigger problem with the addition of the moon scale.
Unlike in Reality, only one ingredient may appear on the board.
Given the 18 bombs which begin locked and isolated below four-layered icing, removing all of the bombs may be very difficult given the difficulty forming special candies, and the fact that any special candies used could unbalance the moon scale.
If the player has not made significant progress unblocking the bottom three rows, moon struck may remove very few candies, and thus not be as helpful as in other levels.
The moon struck lasts three turns.
The ingredients are worth 30,000 points. Hence, an additional 15,000 points is required to earn one star.
The bombs are set to explode with only 4 moves remaining. It may therefore be more useful to focus on poking holes for ingredients to get through the bottom three rows than it is to attempt to remove all of the bombs. In other words, it may be more helpful to ignore the bombs and simply "pretend" that the level only has 21 moves instead of 25.