Candy Crush Level 173 Cheats, Tips,
Help, Strategy, Instructions and Objectives
How To Beat Candy Crush Level 173, Cupcake Circus
The 20 move bombs sandwiched between the 4-hit meringues aren't doing you any favours on this level! You need a striped candy to take care of it... oh, who am I kidding? You need to get 30 striped candies anyway! In fact, you can crush your way through the meringue and free the bomb into play within 20 moves, without any stripes, but a striped is quicker and it takes care of one of your objectives.
Your priority is to clear the middle 3 rows of meringues to make the space to make the striped candies you need, but make a striped candy whenever the opportunity presents itself even when you're working on this.
And how do you get 30 striped candies? You could do it the manual way, and focus on making as many striped candies as you can throughout the game, or you could be clever and just work on mixing a colour bomb and a striped candy together. You definitely have enough moves to do it in, so give it a go!