Three peninsulas on the top of the board make it hard to create and make use of special candies.
It is hard to bring down all ingredients because the bottom peninsulas are surrounded by candy bombs and block with liquorice locks.
You have 35 moves to bring down all ingredients.
The candy bomb timers are at 35, so it is nearly impossible to use the extra moves boosters—unless you are lucky enough to clear all the bombs or you use a bomb cooler at the same time, any remaining bomb will explode right when you would be using your first "extra" move. However, a normal game will not end prematurely, and clearing some of them helps you increase your score.
Destroy the icing to reach the bombs. It may take a lot of moves to destroy them. Once a section of caged bombs are unlocked, try making striped or wrapped candies, or even a wrapped + striped combination, to unlock more. Colour bombs also help significantly, and may be mixed with a striped candy to destroy a lot of blockers. After a majority are removed, bring the ingredients down as soon as possible.