agree that the quality of silks today is greatly enhanced from the silks of "old lady" days (and which of you young whippersnappers is determining what is "old lady looking"? Hmmmmmmmmm???????
Look up the many many MANY threads on here that discuss the perils and dangers of real/fresh flowers on a cake.
I have no idea why "tacky" is a word used to describe this decoration on a wedding cake. Lots of brides have silk flowers in their bouquets and I've never heard THAT described as "tacky".
Who gets to determine what "tacky" is?