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Level 181
Episode Cupcake Circus
Level type Ingredient drop
Ingredients Cherry: 2
Moves Moves-50
Target score 1star (trans): 20,000 pts
Blockers Regular meringue  Three-layered meringue  Four-layered meringue
Number of
candy colours
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Number of spaces 55
Difficulty Insanely hard
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Level 180 Level 181 Level 182


Level 181 is the eleventh level in Cupcake Circus and the forty-seventh ingredients level. To pass this level, you must bring down 2 cherries and score at least 20,000 points in 50 moves or fewer. If you have extra moves left in this level, Sugar Crush will activate striped candies and score you additional points.

It is an extremely hated level, and is available to be voted as one of the hardest level in the game.


  • The level design is similar to level 95, with two islands. However, the two islands consist of three-layer and four-layer icing, which make this level Insanely Hard.
  • The ingredient column is not connected to the main part of board, and the only way break the icing is to make horizontally striped candies or their combinations.
  • The main part of the board is not wide enough to make striped candies easily.


One-Star: 20,000 points

Two Stars: 55,000 points

All-Stars: 65,000 points


  • There is only one way to pass this level - the hardcore way. After making room for the main board area, keep on blasting horizontal stripes into the icing. Wrapped candies are useful, as they can be mixed with striped candies, including the vertical ones, which help significantly in this level. A colour bomb only helps indirectly in terms of reducing colours for a better chance to make Special Candies|special candies]], or making a colour bomb + striped candy combo.
  • In short, assuming all striped candies are placed correctly and set off, there are a total of 14 hits needed to bring down the ingredients. (wrapped candy + striped candy combo counts as 3) The icing on both sides have the following layers: 3-4-4-3 (top to bottom).
  • If you are lucky and get a colour bomb and have no strategic way of detonating it, consider making a horizontal switch as any striped candies created by cascading will be horizontal.
  • A way to sort of cheat the level is to get 28 lollipop hammers and destroy all the meringues.


  • This used to be the second level in Hell's Cluster.
  • This is one of the game's hardest and most hated levels. It is one of the hardest ingredient levels in the whole game. This isn't quite as notorious as the original level 147, but it isn't that far off in difficulty.
  • It is known as one of the Candy Crush's hardest levels, and the hardest ingredient drop level according to the wiki, and the probably hardest level of Hell's Cluster.
  • This is one of the most hated levels in the game. In YouTube videos which show how to pass this level, almost every comment consists of foul language concerning on this level's difficulty.
  • This level had been voted the third hardest level in the game just before level 500 and level 461 was introduced, only to be under the original level 147, and level 350. However, with increased accessibility of the poll from other levels, its rank has dropped.


Candy Crush Saga Level 181-0(04:21)
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Candy Crush Saga Level 181 ★★★(04:29)
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Reality Levels
World Three (171-260)
Cupcake Circus
Caramel Cove
Sweet Surprise
Crunchy Castle
Chocolate Barn
Delicious Drifts

Start a Discussion Discussions about Level 181

  • Candy Crush level 181

    8 messages
    • You have making Striped+Wrapped combo to destoy 4 layer icinng immediately or you making Color bomb+Striped combo to destroy all the icing
    • If you feel like giving up, just get down to 1 move and buy the amount of lollipop hammers you need to destroy the remaining meringues and ...
  • is level 181 is insanely hard

    9 messages
    • BestBtd4Player thanks Now you get ready to the Caramel cove
    • It kind of gave me a blessing, now I am on Delicious Drifts on the impossible 256.
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