Because of the presence of an additional colour in this level, as compared to its counterpart in Reality, it is much more difficult to clear the cake bomb and to create special candies. Also shuffles are common because of the extra colour and limited amount of space.
There are three periods of moon struck and each of them lasts five turns. However, if you fail to destroy the cake early enough, much of the benefit of these will most likely be wasted.
As soon as the three-layered icing has been cleared, the chocolate spawners get to work and may block the exits again. Also the ingredients tend to clog the board which can hinder the creation of special candies and restrict possible moves.
The ingredients are worth 180,000 points, which is equal to the one star target score.
Even though the presence of five colours should make it easy to create special candies, the Reality counterpart to this level has four colours for all the moves available. Hence, it is harder to create special candies in this level, as compared to its Reality counterpart.
The ingredients are worth 180,000 points. Hence, an additional 80,000 points for two stars and an additional 120,000 points for three stars have to be earned through matching of candies.
Even though the two and three star score requirements are the same as its Reality counterpart, the extra colour makes them hard to reach.
The player is required to earn an additional 1,780 points per move  for two stars and an additional 2,680 points per move  for three stars. Even though this is lower than its Reality counterpart at 2,000 and 3,000 points for two and three stars respectively, the extra colour makes it harder to create special candies or drop the ingredients quickly even with 5 more moves compared to its Reality counterpart.
An extra colour increases the difficulty of clearing the cake bomb, causing more moves to be spent to clear it.
Even after the cake bomb is cleared, the remaining two layer icing are hard to clear.
The chocolate spawners compound the problem of dropping the ingredients.
Moon struck removes candies matching the colour on the left side of the moon scale, lasts for five moves and occurs thrice. This makes it much easier to create special candies. However, considering that its Reality counterpart has four colours for 40 moves, the moon struck duration is much too low to boost the score as only 37.50%  of the Reality counterpart has four colours in the counterpart in Dreamworld. Moreover, the first moon struck may likely be wasted due to the increased difficulty of clearing the cake bomb.
Overall, the moon strucks may not be enough due to their short duration of five moves per moon struck.
Even after each moon struck ends, it is not much harder to create special candies. However, the extra colour, three layer icing and chocolate spawners negate this advantage.