Try to clear the Icing as quickly as you can because only after that will you be able to bring down the 2 Ingredients you start the level with. And since new Ingredients only appear after the original ones are brought down (most of the time) it’s important you clear the Icing quickly.
With candies of 5 colors it’s not too difficult to make special candies. The special candy you should be aiming for is the vertical Striped candy because the easiest way to bring down an Ingredient is by matching a vertical Striped candy in the same column as the Ingredient itself.
Because candies move from the left to the right you should match candies in the 5th and 6th column as often as you can. Doing this will shift the largest amount of candies, hopefully matching some automatically and create new opportunities to make special candies.