Like level 181, this stage starts with only one possible move available to the player, leaving them to break their way through the rest of the board using matches.
Icings absolutely cover the board, but the real threat are the multi-layered blockers on the sides. These prevent the ingredients from reaching the bottom of the screen.
Use as many huge combinations as possible to get through the multi-layered icings with great haste. Once these are out of the way it will pretty much be a slice of pie (or a piece of candy) finishing the level from there.
Special candy combinations are useful on every level of Candy Crush Saga Dreamworld, but particularly necessary on level 185.
There are many multi-layered icings that must be destroyed for the player to win the game. This means you want to aim to hit as many parts of the board as possible at once. To accomplish this goal, you are going to have to use special candy combinations because they have the largest areas of effect in the game.
Particularly strong combinations include mixing colour bombs with striped candies, mixing wrapped candies with striped candies or mixing colour bombs with another colour bomb. The last combination should be avoided on this level though, because of the number of times you are going to have to hit the layered icings to get through them.
Once the multi-layered icings have been whittled down by the special candy combinations, a simple vertical blast from a striped candy should be enough to clear an ingredient in one move.