I have an update, in case anyone is interested...
So their whole point is to make sure things are "accurate" and "correct", therefore I cannot calculate my own values for my base recipes and give it to them. For some reason, they think I am incapable of calculating those things correct - almost like they think there are many different master lists of nutritional values and somehow their list is THE list.
So this morning I hop on the system and start typing in "chocolate" into the field, just to see what pops up. As I suspected, "chocolate cake, prepared from recipe, without frosting" pops up. I type in "frosting" and it pops up. Then I type in "cake" and I get "chocolate cake, angel food cake, sponge cake" etc. HAHAHAHAHAHA and you cannot add an ingredient to their list.
So here I've been stressing out on wanting to make sure my stuff is accurate because of some pig headed notion that I hate lying to customers - and they've uploaded a list that includes a ton of pre-packaged and prepared foods. So if that's what the other chefs are using, then I guess I'll use it too. Accuracy indeed.
So, I just posted a red velvet cake - although "red velvet" wasn't in the drop-down menu, I used "chocolate cake" since the ingredients are similar and since it's not going to be accurate unless I calculate the values myself, I figure, what difference does it make? Then I used "frosting".
We'll see if I actually sell any cake now!
I still feel a little dirty.