The presence of five colours makes it easy to create special candies and cascades.
The jellies are worth 104,000 points. Hence, an additional 96,000 points for two stars and an additional 176,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
The main difficulty is clearing the two layer icing. Once some of that are cleared, it is easier to create special candies and huge point cascades.
The dispensed liquorice swirls can be a problem because they reduce available board space but are not too hard to clear with five colours.
The positions of the candy bombs may, in most cases, require the use of the colour bomb + candy bomb combinations to clear them. This in turn gives plenty of points.
This can be negated if insufficient icing are cleared before the colour bomb + candy bomb combination is created. However, the double jellies underneath the icing can give huge point cascades to offset this problem.
30 moves are limited in earning a huge amount of points due to sugar crush and the limiting of the number of special candies created via regular matches. However, this point is less critical due to the ease of creating huge cascades.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale and lasts for three moves. This makes it much easier to create special candies and cascades.
Even after the moon struck ends, it is not much harder to create special candies and cascades.