Passing this level is easier if the ingredients start in the centre three columns. There is an 8% chance for this to occur. On mobile versions, if the board does not look promising, you can exit the level and enter again without losing any lives.
If you find a good board with ingredients starting from the middle, make a vertical striped candy through the centre and activate it to bring two ingredients down instantaneously. Afterwards, repeat the process again to bring the next two ingredients down.
If the ingredients end up just on top of the frosting then you are in trouble. If that is the case, try to switch them out by moving them towards the middle. In general, try not to get ingredients to fall down on top of the frosting at the beginning of the level. Destroy the frosting from the middle of the board using columns which the ingredients are not in as far as possible. Then once the frosting are weakened you can use striped candy to finish it off.
Once the frosting are slightly weakened, combinations of striped candy + wrapped candy or colour bomb + striped candy combination will greatly help the ingredients fall down.
In this level swapping ingredients into a column closer to the middle is an excellent move, often better than actively lowering them towards the bottom of the board.